A Seventh-day Adventist broadcast journalist who was sacked from office for going into hiding without informing his employer seems to be celebrating his current state of happiness on two grounds: his reinstatement and a new post.
Dasebre Adjei Dwamena, a member of the Society of Adventists in Media, Ghana (SAM) and not controversy surrounding his disappearance for a month could move him from his Sabbath faith.
It is still unclear in public circles why he went into hiding though was declared missing, news of his reinstatement gives enough relief to the SAM, the Northern Ghana Union Mission (NOGH), the entire Seventh-day Adventist family and his public fans.
The cause of joy is that Mr. Adjei Dwamena has been reinstated as a broadcast journalist and promoted to the position of News Editor of Ashh 101.1 fm.
Thanksgiving at Amakom SDA
Dwamena was joined by family and friends to stage a thanksgiving service last Sabbath to pour heaps of gratitude to the Lord.
After thanking the Lord for a twist in his life, he also expressed gratitude to the SAM, NOGH, the Amakom SDA Church and all and sundry who stood for him in the times of distress.
He told the congregation at Amakom he was indebted to everyone “even those who pierced” him when news broke out that he was missing but could not convince the public later when he made himself available.
Mr. Adjei Dwamena was reported missing on December 7, 2016, following exercising his franchise at his hometown, Akyeremade in the Bekwai Constituency.
Neither phone calls nor messages from his radio station, family and friends could materialize, in an attempt to trace his whereabout.
Having waited a week without a hint of his presence, a formal report was lodged, and the police under the leadership of Commissioner of Police (COP) Kofi Boakye launched a search for him, but the search came to naught.
While he was reported missing, the SAM issued a press statement to solicit the support of the public and Seventh-day Adventist fraternity in the search for him.
More so, almost every church prayed for his safe return on suspicion he might have been “swallowed up” by his detractors.
On January 7, the broadcast journalist showed up, and all he could say on air about his disappearance was that he went into hiding to pray for the new President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his team. This did not go down well with the owner of the station, Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and ordered that Mr. Dwamena be fired.
However, a letter that was signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Kencity Multimedia, Mrs. Stella Agyepong read that Mr. Dwamena was suspended indefinitely. News of his indefinite suspension elicited public sympathy, especially from his fans, to dispute.