Veteran Journalism icon Cyril Acolatse

Veteran Journalism icon Cyril Acolatse will be laid to rest on Friday, December 13 , 2019. 

Mr Acolatse died on Monday, October, 20, 2019 at the Tema General Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are as follows; 

Friday 13th December 2019, Filing Past and Tributes begin at 7:30 am and Burial Service at 9:00 am, all at the Christ the King Catholic Church in Accra. 

There will be a private burial immediately after the burial service. Final funeral rites will be held at the Naval Officers Mess near the 37 Military Hospital adjacent the Jubilee House. 

Memorial Service will come off at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at Community One Tema. 

He left behind a wife and five children. 

Mr Acolatse worked with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, radio and television for over four decades, and prior to retirement, was Assistant Director of Radio. 

He was also a former Vice President of the Ghana Journalist Association and a former member of the National Media Commission. He was Head of News and Current Affairs at Metro TV and also served on the Board of GN Media. 

Mr Acolatse enjoyed a budding international career as well with German National media platform – Africa Service of Deutsche Welle (The Voice of Germany) from 1982 to 1985 during which time he presented African News and hosted programmes like ‘Saturday Special’ and ‘Out-And – About In Germany.’

Locally he became a celebrated household name hosting top of the chart rated public affairs programmes on television and radio including the famous ‘PUBLIC CONCERN’, ‘Talking Point’, ‘Search Light’ and ‘Insight.’

Mr Acolatse was born on May 31, 1942 and died at the age of 77.

All friends and sympathisers are cordially invited.