Death of Walewale longest ruler announced
The family of the late chief of Walewale, Nba Duurana Mutari Mahami, has called on the Northern Region Minister, Salifu Sa-eed, at his office in the capital, Tamale. The call among other things was to officially announce the chief’s demise, which occurred on March 22 at his palace in Walewale. The family led by a member of the Walewale Traditional Council, Chief Mansu, invited the minister to mourn with the family during the seventh day funeral rite slated for April 9 in Walewale, capital of the West Mamprusi District. The family also requested the Minister to extend the invite to both the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, a son of the land. Minister Sa-eed pledged to honour the invitation as demanded of him and his government. He described the late Chief as a father for all whose life on earth was well lived and worthy of emulation. Chief Mahami Mutari, the Duundana of Walewale, was born in 1927 and enskinned on March 19, 1977. He, therefore, ruled for 40 years, making him the longest ruler in Walewale. He left behind five wives with 24 children, 46 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren.