Family of late Dr Nuamah Donkor calls on Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

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The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been formally told about Dr. Samuel Nuamah Donkor’s final burial rituals by the family of the late former Minister of Health under the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.

After a brief illness, Dr. Samuel Nuamah Donkor tragically passed away at the age of 64 on October 14, 2022, while getting therapy in London.

On February 23,2023, a group from the family, headed by Barima Osei Hwedie II, the Chief of the Ejura Traditional Area, and Mr. Kofi Sarpong, the Oyoko Abusuapanin of Asokore Koforidua, paid a visit to the Asantehene.

Addressing the media after visit, the Oyoko Abusuapanin of Asokore Koforidua in the Eastern Region, Mr Kofi Sarpong said the family thought it appreciate and respectful to fulfil what tradition demands to officially inform the overlord of the Asante Kingdom about the funeral arrangements.

He revealed that the former minister’s funeral will be conducted on Friday, March 17, 2023, at the State House Forecourt in Accra.

The late minister’s funeral rituals will begin almost directly after his interment on Friday, according to Mr. Kofi Sarpong.

In order to express their gratitude to God for saving their cherished son’s life, the family will conduct a church service at the national offices of the Apostolic Church of Ghana in Accra, he added.

Until the National Democratic Congress (NDC) lost the 2000 election, Mr. Nuamah Donkor held the positions of minister of health during the Rawlings government and subsequently regional minister for Ashanti.

He became Managing Director of STC and handed over to Nana Akomea in 2017

As a politician and social worker, he was a Member of the first Parliament of the 4th Republic (Jan 7, 1993 to Jan 6, 1997), representing New Juaben North constituency under the membership of the National Convention Party (NCP).

He was nominated by the Provisional National Defence Council’s (PNDC) then-chairman Jerry John Rawlings to the positions of deputy regional coordinator for PDCs and WDCs in 1982, as well as coordinator for New Juaben from 1982 to 1992.

He was named deputy minister of health under the Jerry John Rawlings government in 1996, and in 1998 he was given the title of substantive minister of health.

He was named Ashanti Regional Minister in 1999, and he served in that capacity until the National Democratic Congress transferred power to the New Patriotic Party in January 2001.

He was named managing director of the Intercity State Transport Company limited (STC) in March 2014 by the National Democratic Congress. From 2014 to 2017, John Mahama served as president of the organization.

Source: Agyenim Boateng

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