BA/R: Paramount Chief of Wenchi Nana Anye Amo-Ampong II dies at 74, ban on social and political activities imposed

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The Paramount Chief of Wenchi Traditional area in the Brong Ahafo region, Nana Anye Amo-Ampong Tabrako II, known in private life as Professor Owusu Sarpong has died, aged 74.

The death was announced by the Akyeamehene of Wenchi Traditional Area Nana Damoah Koasane Adusi Poku Kofabae IV in a press briefing on Saturday January 26, 2019 in Wenchi.

The late revered traditional ruler at some point served as Ghana’s Ambassador to France during the erstwhile Kufuor administration.

He also served as Ghana’s representative to the Vatican, Portugal and Spain.

The Wenchi Traditional Council has scheduled the one week celebration of the death of the late chief for February 23, 2019.

A ban on all social and political activities has been announced in the area.

The Queen mother of Wenchi with the assistance of other chiefs have been mandated to administer the Wenchi Traditional Area until a new chief is selected.

The late traditional ruler was the first Dean at the Social Science Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

He attended Wenchi Methodist School, proceeded to Opoku Ware Senior High School and then to the University College of Ghana.

Nana Anye Amo-Ampong II left behind a wife and six children.

He was enstooled in 2013 as the Paramount Chief of Wenchi and has ruled for five years.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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