Life is supposed to be full and long, but when the hand of icy death strikes, he cuts it short and makes the memories of persons, who were on a sure successful journey, end in pains, for their loved ones and such is the story of just27years old, Andrew-Drew Skd Amuna.
At this young age, he could best be described as "a promising young Ghanaian who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a Masters Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering recently and rose to become an international role model at age 27 years by dint of hard work."
Most recently as February, he was the centre of attraction of several inspiring tabloids, as they wrote about his meteoric rise in academia and career.
Andrew-Drew Skd Amuna from Dua-Nayire in the Upper East Region had earned his first degree in Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and went ahead to bag a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina.
He soon landed a job with electronic producing company Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), a laudable feat, as an Associate Engineer. Amuna is a perfect example of how effective hard work pays as he worked his way from the basic and had the opportunity to work in the company's various divisions and assist the SEL team in making electric power safer, more reliable, and economical.
As he graduated with a Master's from a US university. Image: in December 2020, he was the 2020 Graduate School Commencement Speaker. Ghanaian surgeon unsticks viral Gorilla Glue from lady's head in 4 hour operation Attaining these academic achievements has not been a walk in the park but his sense of purpose fueled his constant desire to pursue his dreams and make a difference.
Details of hi passing indicates that, he had drowned at the Granite Point Snake River near Pullman County, Washington State, USA where he had joined a colleague on a fishing expedition, Saturday afternoon., as Pullman Radio reports, Andy drowned while swimming in the Snake River.
According to the Whitman County Sheriff’s report, police Deputies were called to the scene West of Pullman around 4:30. The 911 caller reported that the male went missing after being in the water near the shoreline. Authorities searched the water in boats and jet skis before calling in the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. Divers located the male deceased in 9 feet of water about 10 feet from shore.
It was only a week ago that Andy moved to Washington State from North Carolina after he was transferred by the company he is working with, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. The body was transported to the King County Medical Examiner’s office Monday, July 26 for autopsy, July 27.
Social media is filled with condolence as Joy FM's Israel Laryea for instance, calls for prayers for his family, "Please bear up the Amuna Family of Bongo Dua in prayer at this very difficult time," he wrote.
Commentary following his sad passing have included the following:
Kokui Sey Micado writes "Hmmmmm this is sad"
Ben Dotsei Malor writes "Awful. Terribly awful. Tragic. Heart-breaking. What can one say this!? How? Why? Questions! May God console his parents and family, and grant him peace on that other side. PEACE."
Jeffrey Kwesi Baidoo writes "That is y sometimes you don't have to post your success stories on social media ,there will be forces against you even in churches now you can't give testimony to inspire others, cos the next day you be talk of the town and the external forces will be against you, if u are not spiritually strong then yamutu condolence to the family so sad"
Jojo Chartei Quansah writes "Absolutely tragic, and it happened on World Drowning Prevention Day. Sad sad sad!"
Wohor Luoruwia writes "Something horrible nearly happened to me early this year. We need to take swimming/survival lessons seriously, very sad indeed. RIP and condolences to the family."
Samantha Berko writes "Oh no this is too sad!!! Rivers are not safe to swim in cos of the currents!!! Oh terrible news. RIP young man!!!"
Dzigbordi Tish Mort writes "Rest in power dear l trust my Medical Detectives people they will do everything possible to see if you went fishing or swimming l rest my case."
Nii Otoo Jarfro writes "So Ghanaian witches and wizard can now fly all the way to district of Columbia Washington DC they are Lufthansa and Swiss air I have a teary eyes right now my condolences to the family"
He was a son of renowned Ing. Dr. William Amuna and former CEO of GRIDCO and MiDA fame. An Electrical Engineer with over 30 years’ experience, William Amuna is Technical Coordinator for the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA). He previously served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Energy, Ghana, and was CEO of Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo). He’s a member of the Electricity Market Oversight Panel and a Council Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers.
William has a BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, a postgraduate certificate in Leadership from the United Nations University and Electrical Power Systems from the Advanced School in Power Systems, Penn State University, an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana, and an MPA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
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