Drobo Traditional Council Pays Courtesy Call On Rawlings And Kufuor

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A delegation from the Drobo Traditional Council in the Brong Ahafo region over the week called on former Presidents, Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor in a separate visit.

The visit which was led by the Omanhemaa of Drobo, Nana Yaa Ansua was to announce the unfortunate demise of the Omanhene of Drobo, Beyeeman Boseako Gyinantwi IV.

The visit was also to apprise the two former heads of state of the funeral arrangements for the late paramount chief.

Nana Amo Asuaman, the Gyasehene for the Area who briefed the two former leaders said the final funeral rites  for the departed Omanhene would take place from May 7-14, 2018, in Drobo.

He explained that activities for the funeral celebration would include series of customary observances which would culminate in a non-denominational burial service at the Krupiase Royal Palace on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Nana Asuaman also hinted that the weeklong activities would be crowned with the installation of a new Omanhene who was chosen for the stool after the necessary rites were observed following the death of Nana Beyeeman Gyinantwi IV.

“Due to our respect for customs and traditions, we had no difficulty in passing on the baton to the right successor to the stool. The peace we have in our Area is as a result of this.”

Former President Kufuor in his remarks, eulogized the late Omanhene, saying his friendship with him spanned several decades. He described him as a doyen of Ghanaian tradition and culture.

He said the former military officer was a man of great wisdom and character, from whom he had received invaluable pieces of counsel before and during his tenure as President.

Mr Kufuor further acknowledged that Nana Boseako Gyinantwi IV evinced resourcefulness and tact both in his professional life as an army officer and as a traditional leader of one of the oldest towns in Ghana’s pre-colonial history.

For his part, former President Jerry Rawlings reiterated the need to honour individuals who have been of service to the country.

He commended the leaders and their people for ensuring peace in the process of appointing a successor of the late Chief.

He admonished other traditional authorities in the country to emulate the progressiveness exhibited by the Drobo Traditional Council to help end chieftaincy disputes.

He made a cash donation to the delegation, urging Droboman not to lose hope in these trying moments.

The late Omanhene, Beyeeman Boseako Gyinantwi IV, known in private life as Major (Rtd) Jonathan Asiedu-Taku became a traditional ruler after he retired from the Ghana Armed Forces years ago.

He passed away on January 27, 2018, after a short illness.

Credit:Ghanaxtra.com

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