The Judicial Reporters Association at the Temple of Justice has announced the death of one of its astute and senior members, Moses Wlemongar Ciapha ll.
Mr. Ciapha who was a founding member of the association died on Sunday, October 23 in his birthplace, Sanoyea, Bong County, according to a press release the association issued yesterday. Ciapha has since been buried.
He last worked for The Inquirer newspaper.
He died after battling with a sore on his right foot, a condition which prompted him to seek medical treatment at the Jackson F. Doe Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County. His family later transferred him to Sanoyea to be attended by a traditional doctor.
In his over 15 years of reporting from the judicial Branch of Government, Ciapha was instrumental in mentoring several reporters assigned by their respective newspapers to cover legal proceedings at the courts.
With his vast experience in handling legal reporting, many of his colleagues sought his wisdom whenever they were confronted with difficult stories arising from the court, a selfless attribute which Mr. Ciapha’s colleagues say they will never forget.
Meanwhile, the association will hold discussions with the publisher and reporters of the Inquirer newspaper regarding a memorial service for Ciapha.
In his career, journalist Ciapha worked with several newspapers, including the Heritage, the Daily Observer, Frontpage Africa, New Republic, The News, and the Inquirer, respectively.