Denkyira Traditional Area Odeefo Boamponsem III has died.


The paramount chief of the Denkyira Traditional Area Odeefo Boamponsem III has died.

The chief who reigned for 61 years from 1955-2016 died at age 94 after a period of ill health.

He ascended the throne at age 33 and his reign saw massive development and successful wars of conquest, according to Starr News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour.

Boamponsem III is also noted for his bravery, especially in bringing the paramountcy stool from Jukwa in the Hemang Lower Denkyira area to the Upper Denkyira area specifically at Dunkwa-On Offin after the abdication of the stool by Owusu Bori II, his predecessor in 1953.

His death was confirmed Friday during the meeting of the Denkyira chiefs at Dunkwa-on Offin in the Central region.

The Denkyira Traditional Council has declared a three-day mourning period for the late overlord of the area.

In line with tradition, all funerals for this weekend are directed to be on a low key devoid of drumming and noise making as a three-day ban has been placed on noise making including activities of churches and political parties operating in the area.

The ban will be lifted on Monday, 5th of December.

Source: Ghana/ Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour