Mrs. Busia is dead

The Late Naa Morkor Busia
The Late Naa Morkor Busia

A delegation from the family of the late Naa Morkor Busia, wife of the Prime Minister of the Second Republic, on Tuesday informed former President John Agyekum Kufuor of her death that occurred last Sunday, January 17, 2010.

The delegation, led by Madam Ama Busia, former Member of Council of State said arrangements were being made for her burial.

She said a one week celebration would be organized at the deceased’s residence at Busia Junction, South Odorkor on Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Other members of the delegation were Professor Abena Busia, Ms Akosua Busia and Nii Armah Kumi Bruce.

Former President Kufuor said the late Professor Busia served Ghana selflessly to enhance her socio-economic development.

He said during his brief tenure of office, Prof. Busia was able to pioneer the establishment of civic education and polyclinics across the country and his name would always be remembered in the country’s history.

In another development, a delegation from the Gonja Traditional Council called on former President Kufuor to announce the final funeral rites of the late Yagbonwura, Bawa Abudu Doshie, Overlord of Gonja Traditional Area in the Northern Region scheduled for January 22, 2010.

The delegation by Gonja custom presented a calabash of kola nuts and a letter inviting former President Kufuor to the final funeral rites.

Mr. Mohammed Mumuni Cassious, Chairman of Gonjaland Association and  spokesperson said the Traditional Council recognized the cordial relationship between former President Kufuor and the late Yagbonwura.

Former President Kufuor praised the late Yagbonwura for his efforts as one of the three Eminent Chiefs that mediated in the Dagbon conflict.

He noted that despite his age, the Yagbonwura worked to ensure there was peace in Dagbon and the entire Northern Region.

Former President Kufuor said the late Yagbonwura was like a father to him and recalled that even before he was elected President whenever he traveled up north the deceased welcomed him nicely.

“The late Yagbonwura was a good chieftain and would be remembered for his contribution towards development in the traditional area,” he added.

Source: GNA

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