- A family was overwhelmed with emotions as they met their son for the first time after he went missing more than four years ago
- Ashong, a Togolese native, went missing in Ghana in 2018 and was later found at an orphanage in the Central Region
- The child was discovered and reunited with his family after he was featured in Missing Children Documentaries by Ghanaian journalist Regina Asamoah
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A family could not contain their emotions in a video on social media after being reunited with their son, who went missing over four years ago. Ashong from Togo was one of over 40 missing children found in the Central Region of Ghana.
He was discovered at the Royal Seed Children's Home at Papaase No. 2 in the Awutu Senya East Municipality and subsequently shown on television in the Season 3 of the Missing Children Documentaries on Atinka TV, on March 7.
Finding the boy
His family in Ghana contacted and provided details of their missing son to the renowned Ghanaian journalist Regina Asamoah, who handed them over to the Social Welfare Office at Awutu Senya East.
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After successfully completing the documentation process, Ashong was reunited with his family on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
In an exclusive interview with Briefly News, Regina Asamoah expressed joy over successfully reuniting the boy with his rightful family.
''I was overly happy because the woman who brought Ashong to Ghana had told me about her traumatic experience since the boy got missing,'' he recounted.
''She has not known peace and inner happiness, so seeing her so happy, screaming, singing praises to God made me so happy that, through my journalistic work, I brought joy to her and her family.
''I was also excited because the boy would now grow up with his family and not in an orphanage,'' she told Briefly News.
Watch the video below:
Woman falls flat, breaks down in tears as she meets her missing girl after 7 years
In a similar story, Briefly News reported that seven long years after her child went missing, Madam Elizabeth reunited with her daughter in an emotional moment captured on tape.
The girl disappeared in 2015, leaving her mother and other family members in distress.
In June 2021, Madam Elizabeth reported the incident to the Missing Children Team led by Atinka TV/FM editor Regina Asamoah.
Joy as Missing Children reunite and embrace their parents in an emotional video
Meanwhile, Briefly News previously reported that Regina Asamoah has reunited over 100 missing children with their families through her documentaries.
The Best Female Journalist of the Year at the 25th Ghana Journalist Awards is on a journey to reconnect more children with either their birth parents or guardians.
Though she encountered challenges with the latest documentary, Asamoah defeated the difficulties and successfully reunited the missing kids with their families.
Source: Briefly News