The king passed on at the Jakpa palace in Damongo in the early hours of Sunday 5 February 2023 after a short illness.
He was laid to rest the following day at the royal mausoleum at Mankuma in the Bole district of the Savannah Region in accordance with the custom and tradition of the Gonja Kingdom.
The Buipewura gave assurance to President Akufo-Addo that the process to select a new Yagbonwura will be smooth and peaceful.
Touting the good works of the late king, he said: “His majesty served his whole life in the local government sector and in the chieftaincy institution. He was a member of the three eminent chiefs who found lasting peace to Dagbon. His majesty was a peace loving overload and father for all in every aspect of the life he lived.”
Buipewura Abdulai Jinapor went on to officially invite President Akufo-Addo to the 7th Day Adua of the late overlord of Gonja which he said is slated for 25 and 26 of February 2023 at the Jakpa Palace.
The president promised to be present at the funeral and also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family and the Gonja Kingdom, adding that the whole country is mourning with the chiefs and the people of the Savannah Region.
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