Joe Lartey was an exemplary journalist and statesman – President Nana Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, visibly moved by the news of the passing of Joachim Awuley Lartey aka Joe Lartey, had offered his sincerest condolences to the grieving family and the sports community, extolling Joe Lartey’s unwavering dedication and passion for Ghanaian sports.

“Joe Lartey was an exemplary journalist and a true champion of Ghanaian sports. His indelible mark on our nation’s sporting landscape will forever be cherished,” the President eulogized.

The evergreen Joe Lartey also known as “over to you” was a gem in broadcast journalism who endeared the hearts of many Ghanaians and will be given a befitting burial, Nana Addo hinted.

In a heartrending ceremony, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) and the family of the late Joe Lartey, a luminary in Ghanaian sports journalism, paid a condolence visit to His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House to formally inform him of the demise of the former great voice and commentator.

With heavy hearts, the delegation, led by the Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and SWAG President Kwabena Yeboah included SWAG patrons, executives, Joe Lartey’s children and other family members, arrived at the Jubilee House to announce the passing of the first president of SWAG, beloved colleague and family patriarch which sad event occurred on April 26, 2024.

SWAG President Yeboah praised eulogized the late Joe Lartey and requested the presidency in assisting to organizing a befitting farewell for Joe Lartey’s stature.

This poignant visit served as a testament to Joe Lartey’s profound impact on Ghanaian sports and the countless lives he touched through his remarkable career. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of sports enthusiasts and journalists.

In a gesture of respect, the President instructed the Ministry of Youth and Sports to collaborate with SWAG and the family to organize a fitting tribute to celebrate Joe Lartey’s life and enduring legacy.

Source : www.swagghana.com


Joe Lartey was a true patriot and a champion of Ghanaian sports, Mustapha Ussif.

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