- The Paramount Chief and the president of the Tema Traditional Council, Dr Osɔnŋaa Nii Adjei Kraku II has passed on
- Spokesperson for the Tema Traditional Council, the Awudum SHIPI, Nii Amarh Somponu, announced his death on March 18, 2020
- Dr Osɔnŋaa Nii Adjei Kraku II reportedly died in late February 2020
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The Paramount Chief and the President of the Tema Traditional Council, Dr Osɔnŋaa Nii Adjei Kraku II, has died.
The date of his demise was not disclosed by the spokesperson but YEN.com.gh gathers that he died in late February 2020.
Announcing the death of Dr Osɔnŋaa Nii Adjei Kraku II, spokesperson for the Tema Traditional Council, the Awudum SHIPI, Nii Amarh Somponu, said arrangements for the funeral rites would be made public as soon as possible.
The date of his demise was not disclose by the spokesperson but YEN.com.gh gathers that he died in late February 2020.
Addressing the media in Tema on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Nii Amarh Somponu noted that the solemn observation of the passing of the Paramount Chief of Tema is underway.
''The solemn observation of the passing of the Tema Paramount Chief and the precautionary measures against the COVID-19, the Traditional Council has suspended this year’s Tema Kpelejoo festival which was scheduled to start on 27th March 2020 to next year God willing,” he said.
“The general public is therefore advised to adhere to the guidelines given by the Tema Traditional Council as preparations to give Nii Tema a befitting burial is underway,'' he announced.
In other stories, YEN.com.gh previous reported that the Akuapim South District Chief Executive has arrested Veronica Okai, the leader of The Break of Mountains prayer camp for flouting President Akufo-Addo's ban on social gatherings.
The arrest was made together with some security personnel on March 18, 2020, at Pokrom in the Akuapim South District of the Eastern region.
Her arrest comes after President Akufo-Addo ban on all public gatherings including conferences, funerals, political rallies, religious gatherings and related activities as part of measures against the spread of the pandemic in the country in his address to the nation on March 15, 2020.
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