Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I passes on 
Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I passes on 

Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I passes on 

The Overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I has passed on after a 12-year reign.

Graphic Online has gathered that the 90-year-old chief died on the dawn of Saturday, February 4, 2023 at his palace in Damongo in the Savanna Region.


The family is preparing to officially announce the death in line with custom and tradition.

The Yagbonwura has been unwell for some time now.

The passing of the Overlord comes a fortnight after the Lepowura, Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula passed on in the United States.

The late Chief was enskinned as Yagbonwura in March, 2010.

Before his enskinement as Yagbonwura, he was the Paramount Chief of the Kusawgu Traditional Area of Gonja under the skin name Kusawguwura Sulemana Jakpa.

He was the son of Yapeiwura Bakari, the son of Yagbonwura Mahama of Kusawgu and Mma Nyenbali Chiraba.

The Registrar of the Savanna Regional House of Chiefs, Abutu Kapori has told Graphic Online that the necessary rites were currently being performed to pave way for burial.

“The entire Gonja Kingdom is mourning because a great leader has fallen, currently all the Paramount, divisional and sub-chiefs are trooping the palace for the necessary rites as custom demands," he said.

Mr Kapori indicated that the body would be conveyed to Nyange, the traditional capital of the kingdom for performance of some rituals before transporting it to Mankuma, royal cemetery for interment.

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