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General News of Saturday, 20 October 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

First Lady joins Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council to mourn Oblempong Ababio

The First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Saturday joined the chiefs and people of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area to mourn the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, President, Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council of the Ga State and Jamestown Mantse.

Mrs Akufo-Addo's entourage include Mr Samuel Kofi Ahiave Dzamesi, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs; Madam Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Mr Ishmael Ashitey – Greater Accra Regional Minister; and Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive.

The delegation was received by Nii Ngleshie Addy V, the Acting President of the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.

Earlier on, on Saturday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, was also at the funeral of the late Oblempong Ababio to mourn with the chiefs and people of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council of the Ga State and Jamestown Mantse.

Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V passed on December 22, 2017, after ruling for 39 years as President of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council in the Ga State and as Jamestown Mantse.

Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, who was known in private life as Mr Ezekiel Quarmina Allotey Cofie and a brand name as Dentist Cofie of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, was born on June 12, 1920 at James Town, British Accra.

He was the son of Mr William Cofie of Aflangai Shia, Naa Korle We and Madam Delphina Owoo from Naa Sally We Krotia Division, Adjumaku of the Royal Stool of Ngleshie Alata (James Town) Accra.

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