Heads, elders, and kingmakers of the ruling houses of the Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool in James Town, Accra, have stated that plans are underway to perform the final funeral rites for the burial of the late Paramount Chief of the area, Nii Obrempong Kojo Ababio V, before the end of this year.
According to the newly installed Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II, who succeeded the late Obrempong Ababio V, the official date to hold the final funeral rites for the late paramount chief who kicked the bucket on December 22, 2017, would be announced soon to the public.
Obrempong Nii Kojo Ababio V was born Ezekiel Quamina Allotey Cofie, to the late Mr William Cofie of the Aflagai Shia, Naa Korle We; and Madam Delphina Owoo from the Krotia Division, Adjumaku Royal Stool of James Town, Accra, lived for 97 long years.
Addressing a maiden press conference in Accra yesterday, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II described the late James Town Mantse as “a man of extraordinary qualities.”
According to him, the late Obrempong Ababio V will be remembered for a very long time for the progressive role he played in the traditional matters as a member of the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs (GARHs) and President of Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council.
In this regard, he noted that as the rightful successor to the late Obrempong Ababio V, he will continue with his good works to improve the lives of the people in the Ga State.
Flanked by some elders of Ngleshie Alata Paramount Stool including the Head of Nii Ardey Nkpa family of Kokrobite, Mr Daniel Nii Ardey Tagoe, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II said that he would not abandon numerous social intervention programmes and projects that the late Obrempong Ababio V started.
He pledged to start the construction of Jamestown University, Technical and Vocational Institute and Senior High School (SHS) to bring about quality education in the area.
Additionally, he promised to initiate massive social and infrastructural development projects, which he mentioned, are security department, four-seater toilet facility for both male and female and four bathhouses in each of seven divisions under the Ngleshie Alata Traditional Area.
He indicated that he will lead a tree planting and clean-up exercise, build a community centre, radio station, look into the resurrection of the James Town Abattoir, build a new harbour and assist in the rehabilitation of existing old buildings.
According to him, he will introduce day-and-night market sections and see to the establishment of a microfinance company to help offer a low-interest rate on loans for the inhabitants to boost their business operations.
He also promised to lead a crusade for the development of James Town Beach into a world-class relational centre.
On education, Obrempong Wetse Kojo II minced no words when he endorsed the double-track system of education for students of senior high schools (SHSs).
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU