Damongo – Feb 22 – Abdulai Zulkaninu
The Forestry Commission has presented some twenty bags of rice, schnapps and cash amount of fifty thousand Ghana cedis (GHC50, 000) to the acting head of the Gonja state Sonyowura Kanyiti (I) and his cabinet at the Jakpa Palace in Damongo on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
The Chief Executive officer of the Forestry Commission John Allotey, Deputy CEO Sule Nelson Nyadia, Executive Director of Wildlife Division Benard Asamoah Boateng, Operations Director at Wildlife Umaru Faruk, Ali Mahama Mole National park manager, Public Relations Officer Joyce Kwafu and some leading staff members of the Forestry Commission were present.
Presenting the support to the Gonja state at Jakpa Palace, the CEO of the Commission John Allotey explain that the Forestry Commission has enjoyed peaceful working relationship with the Gonja traditional authorities and as such can’t sit unconcerned when their landlord is breaved.
“Few weeks ago the demise of the Overlord of Gonja state was reported to us. And as tenants of the traditional area, we cannot sit unconcerned. So therefore we have come here to commiserate with the Gonja traditional authorities for the unfortunate loss of the Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I, whose demise occured on February 5, 2023”.
We are supporting the Acting Head of the Gonja traditional area with 20 bags of rice, cash amount of fifty thousand Ghana cedis and schnapps.
He added that due to the good relationship that exist between the Mole National park and Gonja traditional area, some indigenes of the area have been gainfully employed by the Mole National park, the biggest park in Ghana to, work as both wildlife guards and as Forestry Commission staff. This really shows how great the two institutions live in harmony and work together in peace.
He assured that the commission will be present on Sunday, February 26, 2023, for the seventh day funeral performance of the late leader of Gonja state.
Alhaji Afuli Losina, the Yagbonwura chief linguist expressed gratitude to the Forestry Commission for the support and assured the items and cash would be use for the purpose in which they were given.
The items were received by the chairman of the funeral planning committee, Mankpanwura Jakpa Acho Ade I, on behalf of the Sonyowura Kanyiti I and the regent.
Yagbonwura Tutumba Boresa I died on February 5, 2023 and was burried at the Mankuma royal mausoleum on 6th February 2023.
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