Funeral Rites
Funeral Rites

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia over the weekend led a government delegation to join members of the Nandom Traditional Council in the memorial service of late Nandom-Naa, Naa (Dr) Puoure Puobe Chiir VII.

He was accompanied by Interior Minister and Member of Parliament for Nandom Constituency, Mr Ambrose Dery; Member of Parliament for Lawra Constituency and Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Anthony Abayifaa Karbo and the Upper West Regional Minster.

He donated cash amount of GH¢10,000.00, while the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih gave out GH¢2,000.00.

Former President and Flagbearer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) , Mr John Dramani Mahama and his entourage also attended the service and donated GH¢5,000.00.

The National House of Chiefs was also represented by a powerful delegation led by President of Upper West Region House of Chiefs and a Member of Council of State, Kuoro Richard Kanton VI, who is also the President of the Tumu Traditional Council.

The delegations were ushered in by Naa Dr. Enerst Sangson-Tulong I, Gengenkpe-Naa.

Naa Dr Chiir VII was the seventh Paramount Chief of Nandom Traditional Area and son of Naa Puobe Imoru and was born on 13th October 1945 at Nandom.

He attended the Local Authority and Middle Day schools in Nandom from 1951 to 1958 before proceeding to Government Secondary School in Tamale (Now Tamale Senior High School).

He obtained General Certificate Education, Ordinary Level (1st Division) and Advanced Level.

Naa Dr Puoure Puobe Chiir VII was described as an extremely bright student who won several awards including; Second Best Student in French at a National Inter-Secondary Schools French Speaking Competition held at the University of Ghana, Legon as well as Second-Best Student in Latin in a competition held at Achimota Secondary School, both in 1963.

The late Nandom-Naa was enskined on 2nd May 1985 at the age 40 years and died in August 2018.

Naa Puoure Puobe Chiir VII reigned for 33 years and survived by seven children.

He played various leadership roles during his reign and was elected as the Vice President of the National House of Chiefs from 17th March 1999 to 2001.

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