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Gonjaland youth call for support for acting head of Kingdom

The Gonjaland Youth Association (GLYA) has called for support for the Acting Head of Gonja Kingdom, Sonyowura Adamu Kanyiti.

According to the Association, the Sonyowura and the other kingmakers who are at the helms of affairs of the Kingdom deserve the needed support and cooperation to be able to perform the necessary Gonja traditional rites to enable the late Yagbonwura get a peaceful rest.

In a release issued by the Association and signed by its National President, Lawyer Mohammed Amin Osman, the youth and other stakeholders were also applauded for their relentless contribution since the death of the late Yagbonwura.

“I write to express our appreciation to the gallant youth of Gonjaland for the support and solidarity throughout the processes leading to the burial of the King and Overlord of our Kingdom.

“Throughout the traditional processes, the youth of Gonjaland played a major role and I commend all the people of Gonjaland and continue to urge the people to remain united as Sonyowura who is the Acting Head of the Kingdom takes charge of the affairs of the Kingdom until a substantive Yagbonwura is selected by the Kingmakers and enskinned in accordance with the tradition and custom of the Kingdom.”

The statement further states: “As we continue to follow through with the tradition, we are optimistic that, all persons who are involved in the processes of organizing the funeral, will act in accordance with the tradition and customs of our forefathers.”


In accordance with the tradition of the Gonja Kingdom, the Acting Head of the Gonja State (Sonyowura) has announced Friday, February 10 as the date for the 3rd day Adua of the late King Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo.

The late Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I died at the Jakpa palace in the early hours of Sunday, February, 5.

He was 90.

His body was transported to the traditional capital of the Gonja state, Nyagne, where he was prepared for burial.

He was subsequently laid to rest at the royal museum at Mankuma on Monday, February 6.

Thousands of Gonja royals and other mourners were at Mankuma to bid the late king farewell.

He was a peace loving man, a unifier and a development-oriented chief.

He will be remembered for leading the Gonja state to petition for the creation of the Savanna Region and his role in bringing finality to the long-standing Dagbon conflict.



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