The family of Late Lepowura MND Jawula has hinted that plans are underway by the family to put up an ultra modern Library facility at Kpembe in the East Gonja Municipality to honor the late chief and former GFA Boss for the instrumental role he played to the development of Education in the Northern Regions.
The Vice president of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia who is scheduled to be the Guest of honor for the 7th day funeral rites “Adua” of Late Lepowura MND Jawula is expected to cut sod for the construction of the ultra modern Library Facility to be named after the late MND Jawula when completed.
This was disclosed to Padfm’s morning show host, Kumatey Gorden( Flemzy ) in an interview with the Secretary to the funeral planning committee, Mr. Abdul Aziz Seidu Jawula on Friday, 3rd February,2023.
The Seventh day funeral rites “Adua” of Late Lepowura MND Jawula is scheduled for Monday, 6th February, 2023 at Kpembe in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah region between the hours of 10:00am – 3:30pm at the Kpembe primary school park.
In attendance to grace the 7th day “Adua” of the funeral will be officials from FIFA, CAF, GFA, GHALCA, Northern Region FA, Guan Stars, Fmr. GFA Prez (Kwesi Nyantakyi), MTN Ghana, Otumfour’s Rep, Nayiri’s Rep, Ya’Naa’s Rep, Yagbonwura’s Reps, Togbe Afede, Nanjuro Chief, Krachiwura, UPSA, etc
Meanwhile, Fmr. Prez Mahama will be attending the final Adua slated for the 9th of February, 2023 in Kpembe.
Lepowura MND Jawula, a sub chief in the Lepo gate of the Kpembe traditional area died on January 22, 2023 in the United States of America.
Late Lepowura MND Jawula has a beautiful autobiography for you, kindly read along.
LEPOWURA MND JAWULA, at birth was of the stock of the Lepo gate of the Kpembe traditional area.
He attended Kpandai Primary and Middle schools and proceeded to Tamale Secondary school in 1961.
While in Upper sixth and as senior Prefect he won an award to continue with his sixth form in Marling school in Stroud in Gloucestershire in England.
He returned to Ghana after the programme in 1968 to gain admission into the University of Cape Coast where he read English and Economics.
While in UCC he was President of the National union of Ghana Students (NUGS).
After graduation in 1972 he did 2 years teaching in Tamasco and went back to school in the University of Ghana, Legon for
an MA in African studies specialising in African literature.
After Legon he joined the civil service of Ghana and served as Assistant DCE in Yendi in 1976( the days when senior civil servants were appointed DCEs in Ghana).
In 1977 he went to GIMPA for a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration thereafter, he returned to the civil service in 1979 as DCE for the newly created district of Walewale and then to Gambaga/ Nalerigu as DCE between 1981 to 1983.
He returned to Tamale Regional Administration office as Deputy director between 1983 to 1988 and proceeded to Carleton university in Ottawa, Canada as a Lester Pearson Fellow.
On his return to Ghana in 1989 he did a short stay in Tolon as DCE and then got posted to the Ministry of Finance in Accra where he rose through the service from Deputy Director to Director and Head of Administration till 2003 when he was posted to the then Ministry of Harbours and Railways as Chief Director.
In 2006 he was posted to the Ministry of health as Chief Director.
In 2008 he resigned from the civil service for wearing an NPP T shirt at a rally in Kasoa following pressure coming from some competitors who were contestants as Running mates to the Flagbearer of the NPP at the time.
He was immediately appointed as Special Assistant to the Minister of Health which turned out to be even more powerful than Chief Director. ( where he facilitated for the establishment of the Damongo, Yendi, Kpembe and Guseigu Nursing and Midwifery training colleges).
He retired from the civil/public service on his birthday in May 2009 and registered for another Masters programme in Social policy at the university of Ghana, Legon concluding
Successfully in 2010.
In all this, he had other passions in football and in the area of chieftancy. Between 1997-2001 he was Chairman of the Ghana Football Association and became Lepowura (Chief of staff to the Kpembewura) in 2006.
A few years ago Otumfuor the Asantehene invited him to the chair of the Otumfuor Traditional Leadership centre at the University of Professional studies where he trained several Chiefs and Queen mothers.
He held the position till his 70th birthday last year when the Auditor General ruled against persons 70+ years being on government payrolls.
He was also a member of the CAF Inter club committee and CAF/FIFA Match Commissioner getting busy some week ends supervising football matches on the African continent.
Untill his demise, he was also the Chairman of the GFA’s committee for Ghana’s Premier league.
He was married to 2 non- Gonja women. One a Ga/Dagomba and the other his slave from Navrongo.
He had 10 children and 23 grandchildren. 4 of his children lives in the USA, 2 lives in the UK, 1 schools in Montreal in Canada, 2 (set of twins) are accountants in Ghana with the Controller and Accountant General and 1 is a senior Accounting staff also with the Controller and Accountant General.
Chief Lepowura MND Jawula also served on many Boards including:
Ghana News Agency,
Ghana Population Council,
Ghana Reinsurance Company,
Ghana Cocoa Board, Ghana Health Service Board,
Ghana Railways Board,
Ghana Ports & Harbours Board,
Real Tamale United,
President Gonjaland Youth Association,
Chairman, Tamale Secondary Board of Governors, Chairman Savannah region Lobby Committee,
Chairman Yagbon Damba, etc!!!
Source: Padfm.com.gh/Kumatey Gorden/0243531604