Pressure group OccupyGhana has mourned the death of one of its leading members, Sydney Casely-Hayford, who passed away on Friday, December 1, 2023.
The group said it would continue to be guided by the enduring legacy left by Mr Sydney Casely-Hayford in their fight for good governance.
In a statement issued on December 4, 2023, the group members highlighted the pivotal role Mr Casely-Hayford played in the group’s success.
“We mourn the loss of a true, gallant, gritty and witty Occupier and advocate while recognising his significant impact on the nation. His contributions to the cause of good governance in the media space have left an enduring legacy that will continue to guide our efforts in the future of good governance in the media space have left an enduring legacy that will continue to guide our efforts in the future.”
OccupyGhana members also noted that they ‘already miss’ Sydney Casely-Hayford, whom they affectionately called ‘Spartacus’, and prayed for his spirit to inspire them to carry on the torch for good governance.
“We already miss our ‘Spartacus’! But may we remember and celebrate Sydney Casely-Hayford for his work, and may his spirit inspire us to carry on the torch for good governance, justice and accountability.” OccupyGhana said in its statement.
Casely-Hayford, also a prominent member of the pressure group Occupy Ghana, was widely recognised for his outspoken and candid perspectives on social and economic matters in Ghana.
Reports indicate that he died after a long battle with kidney disease.