The Office of the Gborbu Wulomo/Shitse, has announced the transition and measures put in place for the burial of Wor-Lumor Konor Borketey Laweh Tsuru I, the Overlord of the Ga-Dangme State.

The Numo Borketey Laweh as he was affectionately called was enstooled on May 9, 1987 and passed on, on November 24, 2015.

He ruled for nearly 29 years as the landlord of the Ga-Dangme State.

Mr David Bortie Doku of Osokronowe Akutsotse of Nungua made the announcement on behalf of the Office of the Gborbu Wulomo/Shitse at a news conference at the Gborbu Wulomo Palace at Nungua.

He said the body of the Numo Borketey Laweh would be laid in state from Tuesday, February 28, to March 4.

There would be curfew from 2200 hours on Thursday, March 2, to 0400 hours on Friday, March 3, to make way for sacred rituals to be performed.

Members of the public are required to stay indoors during the period for their own safety, Mr Doku, adding that there would be extensive firing of muskets and sacred rites on Friday, March 3.

He said the rites would necessitate the ban on all commercial activities in Nungua and its environs including Spintex, road, Sakumono, Addogon, Buade, Okpoi Gonno, Baatsonaa, Kotobaabi, Borteyman, Lashibi Klagon, Oyibi and all towns and villages under the jurisdiction of Nungua.

It said commercial activities may however resume on Monday, March 6.

Meanwhile a book of condolences has been opened to the public at the palace of the Gborbu Wulomo.

The Nungua section of the Accra-Tema Highway would be blocked to traffic on Saturday, March 4.

However, there would be a diversion at the Teshie First Junction through the Century Road and the Nungua Barrier through Buade.

Mr Doku urged the public to take note of the directives and respect them accordingly for the sake of peace and harmony.

The Wor-Lumor Konor Borketey Laweh Tsuru led the Ga-Dangme people from the land of Israel, through Egypt and so many areas including the present day Nigeria.

“We say so many areas, because at the time of the sojourn, there were no names of countries as we have now. The whole land was vast and free, no boundaries and no borders, and there was freedom of movement of goods and people,” the statement said.

Mr Doku said from Nigeria there was a split in the group, and many splinter bodies emerged and each group with its own leader moved on to where they could find an arable land to develop devoid of trouble and warfare.

Source: GNA


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