Daasebre Akuamoah Boateng Is Dead

The Omanhene of the Kwahu Traditional Area, Daasebre Akuamoah Boateng, is dead. The 80-year-old chief, who reigned for 42 years, died at the Kwahu Government Hospital at Atibie on September 7, 2013. The Twafohene of the Kwahu Traditional Area, Nana Ameyaw Gyensiamah III, who announced the Omanhene’s death at a durbar of the chiefs, elders and queenmothers of the area at Abene, the seat of the traditional authority, said Daasebre Boateng became sick last year and was flown to Switzerland and England for treatment. But when the physicians there could not heal him, he was brought back for treatment locally. The late Omanhene was enstooled in 1971 as the Kwahumanhene and was later elected President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs for two consecutive terms between 1982 and 1989. He was also elected Vice-President of the National House of Chiefs from 1985 to 1988. The late Daasebre Boateng was appointed the Chairman of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) from 2001 to 2009. He was a lawyer by profession and known in private life as Nana Kofi Ampadu Acheampong. Nana Gyensiamah, who is also the Kwahu Tafohene, said funeral arrangements would be announced later.