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Mahama mourns Sunyani queen mother

Sun, 1 Mar 2020 Source: Class FM

The flag bearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, on Friday, February 28, 2020, led a delegation of NDC officials to mourn with the Sunyanimanhene, the people of Sunyani and children of the late Sunyani Omanhemaa Nana Yaa Nyamaa II.

Mr Mahama described Nana Nyamaa II, who reigned for almost 47 years, as “a friend to many, a development-focused traditional leader who championed the education of her people and was committed to keeping Sunyani clean.”

Mr Mahama’s wife, Lordina Mahama, a personal friend of the late Omanhemaa, in her tribute, said: “Nanahemaa was not only a queen mother. To me, she was a sister, an elder sister and mother with whom I discussed many issues, especially relating to tradition”.

Mr Mahama said the late queen mother’s strength as a person “was expressed through the remarkable quality of her relationship with other people, her ability to make all who she met count, no matter how brief the meeting. She always considered others as special.”

When it came to leadership, the late queen mother, according to Mr Mahama, was “courageous, something she endured to the end.”

Source: Class FM

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