Okyeman Youth Association has learnt of the royal ancestral journey of Okyeman
Benkumhene Daasebre Awuah Kotoko II on the 19th of March, 2019 and wishes to express the association’s condolences to his royal majesty the Okyenhene
Osagyefuo Amoata Ofori Panin, Benkuman and Okyeman at large.
Daasebre Awuah Kotoko who was also the Fanteakwahene, Begorohene and commander of the lef wing of the Akyem Abuakwa was born to Opanin Daniel George Amfo and Ɔdehyeɛ Yaa Atua Amfo on the 9th of December,1936. Known in private life as Edward Agyarko Amfo, Daasebre Awuah Kotoko II was a chartered Accountant who worked with Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board until his retirement. Daasebre ascended the Benkum divisional stool of Akyem Abuakwa in 1985 and ruled until his demise on the 20th of March, 2019.
As the Benkumhene of Akyem Abuakwa traditional council, he took charge of over 300 communities forming the benkum division of the kingdom. Daasebre Awuah Kotoko was a man of peace and a development oriented person who always championed educational achievements amongst the youth.
His love for tradition and Ghanaian customs made him known throughout Akyem Abuakwa and beyond. There was no single traditional durbar that Daasebre would not treat patrons to some delightful steps of Akyem dance. His leadership and intellectual acumen made him known at the national level when he was appointed a Council of State member by H. E Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings, a former President of the Republic of Ghana.
It is the hope of Okyeman Youth Association that a befitting funeral rite would be performed in his honour and worthy successor installed peacefully when the time comes.
Abransamadu Katawere Kwaebibiremu Benkumhene ,Akora da yie.
Okyeman da wo ase ne osompa
General secretary, (Okyeman Youth Associaton, 0549855599)
Achibald N. Gyasi
President(Okyeman Youth Association) 0244047018
Samuel Kwabena Abuakwa Frimpong
PRO(Okyeman Youth Association)
Nana Ofori Appau Bright
Dep. PRO (Okyeman Youth Association) 0249618690
Kwaku Tinyase Yeboah
Research & Advocacy Officer (Okyeman Youth Association)