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Regional News Thu, 11 Mar 2004

Government informed of the death of Essumejahene

Accra, March 11, GNA- Government was on Thursday formally informed of the death of Odeneho Oduro Numapau II, Essumejahene.

Barima Asumadu Sakyi II, Kumawuhene led a delegation that included the Agogohene, Nana Kwame Akuoko-Sarpong and the elders of Essumeja-Ashanti to inform President John Agyekum Kufuor of the death at the Castle, Osu. Barima Sakyi presented one carton of schnapps to the government as customs demands and said the body would be laid in state at Essumeja-Ashanti from Tuesday, March 16 to Thursday, March 18 before interment at the Essumeja-Ashanti Royal Mausoleum at mid-night of March 18.

President Kufuor said the late Oduro Numapau, was an illustrious son of Ghana who served his nation.

The late Oduro Numapau, 78, a Chartered Accountant by profession, was Omanhene of the Essumeja Traditional Area and Benkumhene of Asanteman and a former President of the National House of Chiefs. He also served as a member of the National Commission for Democracy (NCD). Nana Oduro Numapau died on August 22, last year after a short illness.

Source: GNA