Nelly Bassily | February 28, 2011
In January, we received a message from a colleague in Ghana, informing us of the sudden death of Asuo Dzigbordi of Volta Star Radio. Mr. Asuo served farmers in his home region of Ho, Ghana. He started out as an agricultural extension officer, and became involved in radio campaigns with Farm Radio International’s activities in Ghana. We described some of his activities last year in Farm Radio Weekly http://weekly.farmradio.org/2010/06/21/radio-campaign-on-nerica-in-ghana/
Mr. Asuo made a short video, in which he talks about how he became involved in farm radio: http://blog.farmradio.org/2010/05/from-extension-officer-to-farm-radio-broadcaster/
Doug Ward, President of the Board of Directors of Farm Radio International, said, “He will be remembered as a pioneer in the movement to serve smallholders better through the synergy of extension and radio. May he rest in peace, and be remembered for [an] important life.”
Mr. Asuo will be buried on March 26th 2011 at Tsito in the Volta Region. We hope the spirit that he brought to all of his work will live on in the people he has inspired. Our deepest condolences to his family and to his colleagues at Volta Star Radio in Ghana.