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Bawumia eulogises late GRDA boss Richard Dombo

The former CEO of the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) Richard Dombo died on 17 February after a short illness

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  • “We have lost an honest and dedicated public servant. Richard Dombo served Ghana and the New Patriotic Party well. Richard, may your soul rest in perfect peace.”

Vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has described the late chief executive officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) Richard Dombo as an “honest and dedicated public servant”.

Dr Bawumia made the remarks after joining president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other dignitaries for the one-week memorial service.

“Today, I joined the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other faithfuls of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the One Week memorial service of my good friend, the late Richard Diedong Dombo who, until his demise, was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Railways Development Authority,” he posted on Facebook.

He added: “We have lost an honest and dedicated public servant. Richard Dombo served Ghana and the New Patriotic Party well. Richard, may your soul rest in perfect peace.”

The one week memorial service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra.

The former chief executive officer of GRDA passed away on Wednesday 17 February after a short illness.

Until his appointment as GRDA boss, Dombo served as the operations manager for Southwest Rail, one of the largest railway operators in the United Kingdom. He has played various roles in the rail sector since 1994.

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Richard Diedong Dombo, 56, was a lawyer who lived in the UK for many years before his appointment as chief executive officer of the Ghana Railway Development Authority.

He worked in the railway sector in the UK for 23 years and also contributed significantly to Ghanaian diasporan politics as an executive of the New Patriotic Party UK.

The late GRDA boss was a graduate of the University of Ghana (LLB).

He was a son of the late Chief Simon Diedong Dombo, one of the three founders of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political tradition, which gave birth to the New Patriotic Party.

Fred Dzakpata

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