ELDERS of Lante Djan We, the paternal clan of the late Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, former chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Monday called on the family of the deceased at his residence in Accra.
The visit was in accordance with the customs and traditions of the Gas to sympathise and console the family in these trying times.
The delegation, led by the Acting Head, Nii Lante Otanka, included Nii Ati Donkor, La, Nii Lamaidu, Nii Lantei Jahara, Nii Lante, Ofankor, Nii Ayitey Kane I, Kaneshie Mantse, Stephen Lamptey, Linguist , and Nii Lankan, Head of Agbaa.
Nii Lankan poured libation before the delegation went to the residence of the deceased.
They were received by Mrs. Naa Ayele Ankrah, sister, Dr. Myers-Lamptey, cousin, Mrs. Charis Zwennes and Mrs. Rachelle Obetsebi-Lamptey Senghor, daughters of the deceased and Charles Zwennes, his son-in-law.
Nii Lante Otanka said the family heard of the death of the political icon and according to tradition, decided to call on his family to verify the story.
He said the late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey was a royal from the clan and played a key role in making sure that traditions and customs were observed.
The deceased, he said, supported the clan and participated in all activities, especially during the annual Homowo festivities, and made sure that the sprinkling of the traditional meal, Kpoikpoi, was performed in his house every year, to signify his identity as a Ga.
He promised that the clan would play its role in supporting the family to perform the funeral rites and ensure that he was given a burial befitting a royal.
Welcoming the delegation, Nii Otsew Edja I, brother of the deceased, said the late Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey had put in place plans for his burial in a document, and that the family would go according to his will.
Nii Otsew Edja called on the clan to support the family in all aspects, to give the political icon a befitting burial.
Members of the delegation signed the book of condolence which has been opened at the residence.
By Emelia Enyonam Kuleke