The Vice President of the Savannah Regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of the Buipe Traditional Area yesterday, led a delegation to announce to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the saddened demise of the Overlord of Gonja Yagbonwura, Prof. Tuntumba Bore Essa I.
The Buipewra said the Overlord’s demise occurred on Saturday, February 5, 2023, at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo, adding that the King of the Gonja Land was laid to rest on February 5, 2023 at the Royal Mausoleum at Mankuma in the Bole District of the Savannah Region in accordance to custom and tradition of the Gonjaland.
The Gonja Kingdom he said, was a good record of laid down system of chieftaincy succession according to custom and tradition especially for the Yagbon skin.
The Buipewura, therefore, assured of a smooth and peaceful process of selecting a new Yagbonwura.
He touted some of the good works of the late King saying “His Majesty served his whole life in the local government sector and in the chieftaincy institution. He was a member of the three Eminent Chiefs who found lasting peace for Dagbon. His Majesty was a peace loving overlord and father for all in every aspect of the life he lived”
Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor went on to officially invite President Akufo-Addo to the 7th Day Adua of the late Overlord of Gonja which he said was slated for February 25 and 26, 2023 at the Jakpa Palace.
“Mr President, your presence will be highly anticipated on February 26 to join the people of Savannah Region to mourn our late Overlord.”
The President on his part, assured the King and his delegation that he would be present at the funeral and also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and the Gonja Kingdom, adding that the whole country was mourning with the Chiefs and the people of the Savannah Region.