Monday, 03 August

A/R: Okumkom laid to rest

Culture
Okumkom

 

The remains of the late former mayor of the Kumasi, Barima Akwasi Agyeman, popularly known as ‘Okumkom’ was, on Monday, 24 February 2020, laid to rest at the Breman Royal Mausoleum in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

Okumkom, a royal at the Manhyia Palace, was also a Deputy Minister of Environment in the PNDC administration of President Jerry John Rawlings and later a Special Envoy.

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II sat in state to exchange pleasantries with those who came to mourn with him.

Present at the burial ceremony were all the three living former presidents: Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama.

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was also present to pay his last respects.

Okumkom died on 14 January 2020 in Kumasi.

He was 86.

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah

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