Nana Okomdom laid to rest

BY: Salomey Appiah / Daily Graphic / Ghana


The remains of the Paramount Chief of the  Sefwi Wiawso Traditional Area in the Western Region, Nana Nkuah Okomdom II, was laid to rest last Friday.

The Okogyeabour Palace at Sefwi Wiawso was filled to capacity, as people from all over the country, including chiefs, queen mothers and political leaders, went to pay their last respects to the late Nana Nkuah Okomdom II.

Known in private life as Samuel Appiah, Nana Nkuah Okomdom II died after a short illness in 2011 at the age of 60.

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In attendance were the Minister of Interior, Mr Kwesi Ahowi; the Deputy Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Mr Sampson Ahi and the Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Evans Aidoo.

In a tribute, the family of the late Nana Nkuah Okomdom II described him as a pillar that supported the family and his people.

To his children, he was kind, innovative, intelligent, humble and  a selfless father who cared not only for his children but the fatherless.  

Nana Nkuah Okomdom II was also a lecturer at the Lund University in Sweden before he succeeded the late Nana Kwadwo Aduhene in 1997. 

He was the Chief Executive Officer of Liberty FM at Sefwi Wiawso and head  of the Scandia Cab and Timber Company Limited.

Nana Nkuah Okomdom II held the position of Vice President of the Western Regional House of Chiefs and was also a member of the Western Region Health Committee. 

He was also a former board member of the Forestry Commission.

He had  his primary education at Sefwi Bekwai Methodist Primary School, then  proceeded to the Sefwi Wiawso Secondary School and had his sixth form education at the Accra Academy.

Later, he travelled to Sweden where he had his tertiary education at the Lund University and pursued business administration and further did his doctorate.