The Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly Mayor, Hon. K.K Sam was killed by the deadly coronavirus.
This came to light in the President’s 11th address to the nation on steps taken by government to halt the spread of Covid-19 on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
H.E Nana Addo by way of paying tribute to his late friend and party faithful, confirmed that the death of the MCE was indeed a Covid-19 related death as has been the speculation.
The President said in his address, “Permit me to pay brief tribute to the memory of an old and valiant colleague in the struggle of the New Patriotic Party and in the work of the Akufo-Addo government, the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, the Chief Executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Hon. K.K Sam, Egya Sam to me and many, whose efforts in enforcing social distancing protocols at the Sekondi and Takoradi markets were, recently, highly commended by me, and who sadly passed away on Friday, as a result of a COVID-related death. May his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection, when we shall all meet again”.
The deceased is said to have contracted the virus from his driver who has tested positive for Covid-19 and is in isolation receiving treatment. He was transferred to the UGMC for further care having earlier been on admission at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital. He however gave up the ghost on Friday June 12, 2020. May his soul rest in peace.