The Communication Director at the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum known the media circles as Mr. HAT has lost his father Alexander Martin Twum.
Henry Asante Twum confirmed the sad incident on his Facebook wall, “Rest well Daddy. I will miss you.”
He also commended his late father, “I thank you all for your messages of peace and comfort. Alexander Martin Twum is gone but not forgotten. ‘I love you master.’
Before being appointed as the Communication Director of the FA, he had had stints with GBC, Radio XYZ and Starr FM.
Henry Asante recently shared how life has treated him over the years before he was appointed as the Communication Director.
Henry Asante said his Dad had an accident at age 28 and lost his right arm, mom, a seamstress, lost hope at a point and nearly abandoned us as she couldn’t stand the heat and frustration.
He noted he grew up in a village, Asuboi, where there was no electricity until after Senior High school. Dad had one hand but he made sure we received the best of care and education even with one arm, he turned 74 in July 2019.
May be the benevolence of Michael Kofi Mensah(late), former Headmaster of Suhum L/A, DCE of Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District, changed my life as he saw the light in me and sent me to Suhum for an upgrade. Life at Kwahu Nkwatia and Amasaman was very tough but I survived. Sometimes I wonder how I survived on the campus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Life at GBC was an eye opener for me as I overcame negativity.
“My Boss at the time, George Lartey provided shelter for me in Dansoman and I integrated very well with the family of good old Joe Lartey until 2008 when I left their Dansoman Control residence to rent my own apartment at Dansoman Sahara. George Lomotey gave me reason to believe in my talent whiles Kwabena Yeboah pushed me to keep fighting. Fast forward, my soul will forever appreciate Wilfred Osei (Palmer) for identifying and spotting my talent from a distance when I was nobody.”
He also worked with Tema Youth Football Club, “Tema Youth will always be in my heart. For Kurt E. S. Okraku, all I can say is God bless and keep you, long life. I trekked from Dome to GBC via foot for three years on the spin without giving up. It made me strong, it made me better and brought the best out of me. Massive thanks to Hon. Julius Debrah and Bola Ray for the opportunity. But I can’t end this piece without acknowledging Christopher Opoku (late) and David Lamptey (late). I have so much to be thankful for. O’Lord, your son HAT is grateful.”