Traditional rulers urged to emulate late Oblempong Ababio

By Iddi Yire, GNA

Accra, Oct 21, GNA – Traditional rulers in the
country have been urged to emulate the remarkable life and leadership of the
late Oblempong Nii Kojo Ababio V, President, Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council
of the Ga State and Jamestown Mantse.

Reverend Jonathan Seth Annan Sackey, Dean,
Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Anglican Church, said the legacy that the late
Oblempong Ababio had left for the nation was a legacy of peace and love, unity
and development.

“Oblempong Ababio’s legacy is that if you
are a chief, you must be a peacemaker and you must also make sure that you are
God-fearing,” Rev Sackey advised traditional rulers over the weekend at
the funeral service of the late late Oblempong Ababio at the Holy Trinity Cathedral
of the Anglican Church, in Accra.

The funeral service was attended by paramount
and divisional chiefs of the Ga State and people from all walks of life.

Rev Sackey lauded the late Oblempong Ababio
for his successful 39-year reign, which brought peace and development to the
Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area of the Ga State and Jamestown.

Rev Sackey in his homily, compared the life of
the late Oblempong Ababio to that of the biblically renowned King David of
Israel.

The Rev Minister said the late Oblempong
Ababio, who was chosen by God to occupy the stool of Ngleshie Alata Traditional
Area, did serve his people and country very well to the best of his ability.

He said like King David, the late Oblempong
Ababio was a God-fearing, a knowledgeable and a wise king, who did governed his
people well.

He urged all traditional rulers in the country
to treat everybody equally; adding that “they must make sure that there is
peace and if there is peace in the country, there will be growth and
development”.

He also appealed to the chiefs and people of
the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area to preserve the late Obrempong Ababio’s
legacy of peace and unity.

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 Jamestown,
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 (Jamestown) Accra.

Oblempong Ababio was the first dentist in The
Gold Coast/Ghana.

GNA

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