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Late Kojo Ababio’s Burial Put On Hold


Two Royal Gates To Represent On Funeral Committee

The impending funeral and burial of the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area which was scheduled to take place on October 12, 2018 has been put on hold.

This development according to the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, has become necessary considering lack of consultation in the organization of his burial and funeral which could spark some level of tension in Ngleshie Alata.

In a letter issued by the Ministry, the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Samuel Kofi Dzamesi met with elders of all the ruling houses in the area over recent developments regarding the burial of the late Oblempong.

It was also agreed at that meeting that two royal gates including the Wetse Kojo We of Adanse and Kofi Akrashie We of Ajumaku Darumpong who were hitherto not included in the funeral arrangements, be represented on the funeral committee.

In view of that, a decision was made for the two royal gates to nominate five elders together with five members from the Traditional Council for another meeting scheduled for October 23, 2018.

There has been some pockets of tension brewing in the seven divisional clans of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area (NATC) in James Town of the Greater Accra Region over the burial and funeral arrangements for the late Nii Kojo Ababio V.
This development however created some disagreements between the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council and some principal principal kingmakers, accredited heads and elders of the two ruling houses of the Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool ahead of the final funeral rites and burial of the late Paramount Chief of James Town, Oblempong Kojo Ababio V over the capacity of the newly-installed James Town Mantse, Oblempong Wetse Kojo II to perform the necessary customary rites for the funeral and burial of the late Oblempong Kojo Ababio V.

However, it is believed that the decision taken by the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs will ensure peace and harmony before, during and after the burial and funeral of the lake Nii Kojo Ababio V.

Source: tnpnewsonline.com (Samuel Appah-Peniel)

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