The funeral and burial service of the late Anthony Alex Yaw Opoku Acheampong has been held at St. Francis of Assis Catholic Church , Awoshie Anyaa, today saturday , 18 August 2018.
A 70 – year – old man who died in his car at the LEKMA Hospital in Accra, after seven hospitals turned him away on grounds that there were no beds laid to rest today August 18, 2018.
The late Anthony Alex Yaw Opoku Acheampong was the CEO of Printhony Printing Press in Adabraka, a suburb of Accra.
His company is reported to be the suppliers of stationery for C&J Medicare Hospital also in Adabraka, where he was first turned away.
Anthony Alex Yaw Opoku Acheampong woke up on the day he died complaining of a headache, and this necessitated the trips to the hospitals.
The first hospital they went to, C&J Medicare hospital, was described as their family hospital by Ishmael, but that offered little solace to them.
Over there, a nurse confirmed that Prince Anthony needed to be hospitalized after a brief assessment, but said the hospital could not cater for them.
From there, he was moved to the Korle-Bu Polyclinic, Ridge Hospital, Police Hospital, the Trust Hospital, the La Polyclinic, before finally arriving at the LEKMA Hospital at Teshie where Opoku Acheampong died.
The Late Anthony Alex Acheampong was baptized at infancy and remained a Catholic till death. In Accra he went for mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at Odorkor Busia Junction. But the distance he had to cover from Awoshie to Odorkor every Sunday didn’t encourage him much.
So he had to look for a church closer to him. And that was when he found a small Catholic at Awoshie Ada Maami, called St. Francis of Assis Catholic church which was started with Fr. Raymond Borkorski.
The used to meet in class room. So he suggested it be move to his compound at home, where it remained for years until he helped them acquire a land at Awoshie – Anyaa and further helped it to grow into what it today.
He was devoted and fulfilled his life long dream of sharing in the body of Christ as a communicant.
The late Anthony Alex Acheampong , employed his energies to the service of the Lord and follow men. Wore a cheerful countenance , was kind and generous to a fault. Very affable , and easy to approach. He love to give especially to the needy. His food was meant for all, both young and old.
Report by Bernard k Dadzie