King of Gonjaland Yagbonwura Boresa I passes on


The Overlord of the Gonja Traditional Area, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Jakpa Boresa I, has passed away at the age of 90.

The late chief died in the early hours of Saturday, February 4, 2023 at his palace in Damongo in the Savanna Region, after a 12-year reign.

Royal sources said the Overlord had been unwell for sometime prior to joining his ancestors.

The sources added that preparations were underway to officially announce his death in line with custom and tradition of the Gonjaland.

The passing of the late Overlord comes barely a fortnight after the demise of the Lepowura Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula. The late chief who served as the paramount chief of the Kusawgu Traditional Area was enskinned as Yagbonwura in March 2010.

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