Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, has paid his last respect to His Royal Majesty Nii Dr. Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, the late Paramount Chief of La State.
This happened on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at the La Royal Palace Grounds in Accra.
The Chairman of the church was accompanied by Apostle Alexander Nana Yaw Kumi-Larbi, General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, Finance and Administrative Director, The Church of Pentecost (CoP), Deaconess Philomina Mireku, Women’s Ministry Director, CoP, Apostle John Osei Amaniampong, La Area Head, CoP, and Apostle ADP James Teye Tetteh, immediate past Chaplain General of Ghana Prisons Service.
The rest were Pastor Benedict Eghan, Personal Assistant to the Chairman, CoP, Pastor Dr. Felix Dela Klutse, Media Ministry Pastor, CoP, Pastor Peter Eshun, La District Minister, Pastor Kwasi Asante Annor, General Manager of Pent TV, and Mrs. Marian Awuzah, Principal HR Officer, General Headquarters, CoP.
The Chairman of the church, in a brief address said that his visit was to pay his last respect to the late La Mantse and the family as they prepare for the funeral.
He added: “We came here to mourn and sympathise with you for the loss of our dear father.”
He prayed that God will strengthen the family and the La Traditional Council throughout the funeral and burial of the Paramount Chief.
Nii Adjei Koofeh IV, La Shikitele of La Traditional Council and Supreme Head of Nmati Abonase clan, in response, thanked the Chairman and The Church of Pentecost for commiserating with them in this sorrowful moment.
He iterated that the La Traditional Council will continue to maintain a strong relationship with The Church of Pentecost for growth and development in the La State.
The Finance and Administrative Director of the church, Apostle Lawrence Otu-Nyarko, on behalf of the Chairman, donated a cash amount and some assorted items consisting of ten (10) cartons of soft drinks and 20 cartons of bottled water to the La Traditional Council to support the burial arrangements.
Some members of the La Traditional Council present were Nii Kotey Armah IV, La Klanaa Akutsotse; Nii Yemo Din II, La Akwaashongtse; Nii Obodai Adai IV, La Mankralo; Major General Nii S. Anum Odotei (retd.), La Dzasetse; Professor Nii Ablade Glover, Advisor to the La Traditional Council; Nii Solomon Tetteh, acting La Man-Otseame; Nii T. T. Aryeh; La Stool Secretary, and Nii Okoe Adjei-Mensah, La Stool Treasurer.
The final funeral rites of the La Mantse has been in session from March 14, 2022, and is expected to end on March 20, 2022, at the La Royal Palace Grounds in Accra.
The late Paramount Chief of the La State, Nii Dr. Kpobi Tettey Tsuru III, died in January, 2019. He celebrated 30 years of enstoolment before he passed away.
The La Traditional Council is made up of other nine clans namely, Nmati Abonase, Nmati Dzarasee, Leshi, Kowe, Anarhor, Klanaa, Abese, Abafum, and Agbawe.