- A former mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Nana Akwasi Agyemang, is dead
- The royal and politician lost his life at the Kwame Nkrumah Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region
- He lost his life on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 as he was receiving treatment at the hospital
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YEN.com.gh has learned that a former mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Nana Akwasi Agyemang, is dead.
Information available shows that he lost his life at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital at Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
Per a report by Starrfm.com.gh, the popular royal and politician was being treated at the hospital when he lost his life.
He is reported to have died in the morning of Tuesday, January 14, 2020.
In another report, YEN.com.gh has learned that a Gold Coast lawyer, William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, also known as Kobina Sekyi, never wore European clothes.
Sekyi, who was a nationalist, philosopher, lawyer and writer, was born on November 1, 1892, in Cape Coast.
He was the son of John Gladstone Sackey, who was once a headmaster of Mfantsipim and Wilhelmina Pietersen.
Per a report by ghanamuseum.com, Sekyi was educated at Mfantsipim just like his father and then headed to the University of London to study Philosophy.
Upon his return, he ventured into politics and law and was soon elected as the president of the Aborigines’ Rights Protection Society.
One of his books, The Blinkards, ridiculed the acceptance by a colonized society of the attitudes of the colonizers.
Another one, the Anglo-Fante was the first English-language novel written in the Cape Coast. Sekyi gained popularity as the first educated elite to appear in a colonial court in the Ghanaian “ntoma” as a lawyer.
This was premised on a vow never to wear European clothing because he believed in being an African.
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