The family of the late Okuapemhene, Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III, has officially informed the management of the New Times Corporation of the death and burial arrangement for the late chief.
The Abakomahene of Okuapem Nana Osafo Kantaka, said the chief, who ruled for 41 years, died at the age of 85.
Nana Osafo Kantaka added that the week-long burial programme of the late Okuapemhene would commence from February 1 to 8, at Okuapem in the Eastern Region.
He called on the management of Times to support them during such difficult moments.
Giving a brief background about the late chief, Nana Osafo Kantaka said Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III was first to introduce a press awards system, which he organised for six years.
Each year, in the second week of December, Oseadeeyo organised a special durbar at Akuapem, at which the best journalist selected by the media practitioners themselves was given a special Akuapem press award.
Later on, the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) took over the organisation of the press award and in appreciation of Oseadeeyo’s initiative, the GJA, headed by the then president, Gifty Afenyie Dadzie made Oseadeeyo a patron of the association and, in addition, conferred a special award on him in 1998.
On behalf of the management of Times, the Managing Director, Ms. Carol Annang promised to do all they could to support the Okuapeman State.
By Daniel N. Amparbeng