Srogboe (VR), Nov. 22, GNA - The Chiefs and people of Srogboe, the hometown of the late Captain (Rtd) Kojo Tsikata, are mourning the death of their distinguished son, who they described as a “big oak tree.
Captain Tsikata passed away in the early hours of November 20, the family said.
Regent of Mama Biana I, Queen of Srogboe, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) during a visit to the community, said she shivered at the news of the death of the former Head of National Security and Foreign Affairs of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), knowing what use he had been to the community.
“Our big oak tree has fallen. He had championed some development projects like the construction of a storey classroom building for Eastridge Basic School, Srogboe and a similar one at E.P. Basic School at Whuti and another classroom block at Keta Senior High Technical School (KETASCO).
He was always visiting home and cared about issues relating to Srogboe such that he became a role model for the young ones who aspired to be like him in future.”
His nephew, Mr Francois Tsikata, shared fond memories of him, saying he (Captain Tsikata) would be missed.
“We were proud of him. He was always available and ready to do anything to support the family. I can remember for example during the celebration of his cousin, Tsatsu Tsikata when he won his appeal case at the court. Captain was very instrumental in organising the celebration.”
Torgbui Tsikata III, Dufia of Srogboe, said of the late Captain as being “a family man and a major financier” who was always around when needed in the community and described his death as “a big blow” to the Tsikata Family, the people of Srogboe, Volta, Ghana and beyond.
An elder, Mr Alex Kwaku Agbemawle, said Captain Tsikata had paid his due for Ghana and done his bit on earth, saying, “after all, death is inevitable” and wished that he would go and rest with the ancestors.
Meanwhile, GNA’s checks revealed that the family will on Wednesday, November 24, meet to make arrangements for a private burial for him per his wishes.
Captain Kodzo Tsikata also known as “Gbagbladza” left behind his South African wife and two sons.