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General News Wed, 7 Apr 1999

Bosomanhene to buried on May 31

Boso (Eastern Region) April 6th April ?99 ?

The late Nana Nyarku Yeboah the second, Omanhene of Boso Guan Traditional area will be laid in state from May 27 and buried on May 31. This was announced by Nana Okore Awere the second, Dodihene, and Acting President of Boso Guan Traditional Area, on Thursday.

He was speaking, when a government delegation led jointly by the Eastern Regional Minister Ms Patience Adow and Mr Kweku Baah, National Vice-Chairman of National Democratic Congress (NDC) visited Boso to express their condolence to the chiefs and people of the area on the death Nana Nyarku. The delegation presented two cartons of schnapps, two cartons of beer and two crates of minerals as customary drinks to the Council. The Asuogyaman district assembly presented 20 bags of cement and the Member of Parliament for the area Mr Dwamena Aboagye, presented 50 bags of cement to the council to help them in their preparation towards the funeral. Ms Adow regretted the delay in the installation of new paramount chiefs to replace those who died in the region due to disputes. She said as a result of disputes over succession, only five out of 11 members of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs now sit at their meeting and appealed to traditional councils in the region to install new paramount chiefs to facilitate the work of the Regional House of Chiefs.

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Nana Amoah Kwesi the second, Krontihene of Boso Guan traditional area, who received the drinks on behalf of the Council thanked the delegation and said a new paramount chief for the area will be enstooled in the shortest possible time.

The late Nana Yeboah died on July 10, last year at the age of 94. He was known in private life as Stephen Obese Affum and worked with the Accra City Council as a storekeeper and as a wholesale keeper of the defunct Ghana National Trading Corporation (GNTC). He left behind a wife, nine children and 15 grand children.

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