The late Christian Atsu’s family has received a GHS10,000 donation from the ruling New Patriotic Party as a show of support as they prepare for his burial and deal with their loss.
The gift was made by the party’s leadership, headed by General Secretary Justin Kodua, when they visited the family to express their condolences over the passing of the Ghanaian international football player.
Aziz Haruna Futah, the coordinator for Nasara, and National Organiser Henry Nana Boakye were also included in the group.
Following a catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Syria and neighboring Turkiye on February 6, 2023, Atsu perished there.
In both nations, the earthquake claimed about 44,000 lives.
After 12 days of recovery operations, the corpse of the 31-year-old was discovered beneath the debris.
Atsu was a kindhearted humanitarian who changed many people’s lives through his charitable efforts.
Christian Atsu’s one-week memorial is set to begin on March 4, 2023, on Saturday.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA), the Sports Minister, and the family of Atsu discussed the issue before making a choice.
They talked in depth about the late Black Stars player’s burial rituals at his Accra home.
The representatives from the Sports Ministry and GFA were brought to express their condolences to the deceased family by the Deputy Sports Minister, Evans Bobie.
On February 6, 2023, a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck sections of Turkey and Syria claimed the life of the 31-year-old football player.
Last Sunday, February 19, 2023, the corpse of the late Atsu was transported to Ghana from Turkey.
After an 11-story building fell on Atsu and others in Turkey, his dead corpse was pulled from the debris.