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03.10.2008 NDC News

Rawlings, NDC bigwigs mourn late Ga Chief Priest

By myjoyonline

Former President Jerry Rawlings and wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings today signed a book of condolence opened at the Ussher Fort Musuem in memory of the late Spiritual Head of the Ga State, Numo Tete III, also known as the Nai Wulomo.

Also to sign the book were former Defence Minister, Alhaji Mahama Iddrisu; the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Hon E.T. Mensah and the Member of Parliament for Kpone Katamanso, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, who all arrived in the company of the former first couple.

The delegation that arrived with a huge following of NDC supporters, were received by family elders of the late Nai Wulomo.

The former president and his entourage was forced to make the rest of the journey from the Holy Trinity Cathedral on the High Street to the Musuem on foot, as a the large crowd of NDC supporters thronged the road, virtually turning the short ceremony into a carnival.

The Head of Family of Nai We, Numo Tumomli Yartey and other elders, through the Member of Parliament for Odododiodioo, Hon. Nii Tackie Komme, welcomed the former President and his entourage, and after a short briefing, led them to sign the book of condolence.

About a fortnight ago, the late chief priest's family visited the former President at his Ridge residence to formerly announce the death and also to brief him of funeral arrangements.

Numo Tete III, installed Nai Wulomo in 1983, died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on March 4, 2008, at the age of 87.

According to the family, wake would be kept for the late Nai Wulomo on October 13, to be followed by burial on October 14 at Aplaku, with final funeral rites following on October 18.

Story by Isaac Yeboah