General News of Thursday, 18 October 2018
The final funeral rites of the late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, President of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council of the Ga State and Jamestown Mantse, has been slated for October 16th to 21st.
Mr Vincent D. T. Nartey, Registrar, Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said on Tuesday, October 16, from 0700 hours to 0900 hours, there would be an opening church service by the Council of Churches; to be followed by viewing by the family and the public from 0900 hours to 1800 hours.
He said on Wednesday, October 17, from 0800 hours to 1800 hours, Members of Traditional Councils and other chiefs in Ga-Mashie, would pay their last respect to the late Oblempong Ababio.
Mr Nartey said the Chiefs and Queenmothers of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council would take their turn on Thursday, October 18, from 0600 hours to 1800 hours.
He noted that on the same day, there would be wake keeping by the chiefs, elders and family members and the people of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.
The Registrar said on Friday, October 19, from 0800 hours to 1800 hours, there would be viewing by Members of Parliament, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Members of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs, Dodowa and other traditional authorities.
Mr Nartey said on Saturday, October 20, from 0600 hours to 1400 hours, there would be viewing of the mortal remains of the late Paramount Chief by Ministers of State, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of Parliament, former Presidents and the current President.
He said at 1400 hours on Saturday, October 20, the burial service of the late Oblempong Ababio would be held at The Most Trinity Spirit Cathedral, High Street, Accra.
Mr Nartey said on Sunday, October 21, the Thanksgiving Service for the Oblempong Ababio would be held at The Most Holy Trinity Cathedral, High Street, Accra.
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 James Town 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.