Accra, Aug. 25 GNA - A delegation of the Ga Traditional Council on Thursday called on President John Agyekum Kufuor at the Osu Castle to officially inform him of the death of the Ga Mantse, Nii Amugi II. Nii Adote Obuor II, Acting President of the Council and Spokesman of the delegation, told President Kufuor that the late Chief would be buried on November 26, this year.
He expressed the gratefulness of the Ga State to President Kufuor for the concern and care extended to the late Nii Amugi during the period of his illness and said details of the funeral would be made known to him in due course.
President Kufuor said the death of the Ga Matse was sad news and that the whole nation was mourning with the Ga State.
The late Nii Amugi, he noted, was a great traditional ruler, a real statesman, who was always accommodating and welcoming. "He showed interest and was supportive of government of the day without being necessarily partisan", President Kufuor told the delegation that the Government would be fully represented and be part of the process of giving him a fitting and a dignified burial.
Those present included Sheikh I.C. Quaye, Greater Accra Regional Minister; Mr Ayikwei Otoo, Attorney-General and Minister of Justice; Ms Shirley Ayokor Botchwey, Deputy Minister of Information, and the Foreign Minister, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo.
The delegation included, Naa Dedei, Ga Manye; Nii Adjei Krakue, Tema Mantse, and Nii Akropong, Head of Nii Teikowe.