Nana Owusu-Sekyere II, originally named Joseph Henry Kwasi Osei-Sekyere, ascended to the throne in February 2005 as the Akwamuhene of the Kadjebi-Akan Traditional Area, succeeding his late brother, Nana Owusu-Sekyere I.
Mr. Eric Osei-Bonsu, a Stoolfather of the Kadjebi Omanhene, eulogized the late Akwamuhene as a servant leader, peacemaker, and unifier.
He emphasized Nana Owusu-Sekyere II's adeptness at resolving disputes among conflicting parties with sagacity, tact, patience, and diplomacy, which earned him the nickname “King Solomon.” He noted that the late chief possessed an extensive knowledge of their traditions and customs.
Mr. Osei-Bonsu acknowledged Nana Owusu-Sekyere II's dedication, loyalty, and selfless devotion to his family and the Kadjebi community, describing him as a valuable contributor to the traditional setup.
Rev. Leonard Mensah Duah, Minister-in-charge of Emmanuel Congregation, Kadjebi, Presbyterian Church of Ghana, where Nana Owusu-Sekyere II worshipped, paid tribute to his role in the construction of the church's Chapel and Manse.
He acknowledged the late Akwamuhene's advice and direction that led to the successful completion of both projects. Rev. Duah also recognized Nana Owusu-Sekyere II as a pillar of the Church and prayed for his eternal rest.
In a tribute, the Kadjebi Traditional Council hailed Nana Owusu-Sekyere II as an illustrious leader and traditional captain, affectionately referring to him as the “Interior Minister” due to his unwavering commitment to every development matter in the traditional area.
The Council praised him for his humility, commitment, respect for the law, and adherence to cultural values and traditions.
Nana Owusu-Sekyere II, 74, was survived by his wife, Madam Gladys Atiako Osei-Sekyere, six children, and five grandchildren.
Dignitaries present at the funeral included Mr. Maxwell Asiedu, the former District Chief Executive for Kadjebi District, Mr. Joseph Kwadwo Ofori, the former MP for Akan Constituency, Mr. John Kwadwo Gyapong, the Oti Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress, among others.
- Reporting by Daniel AgbesiLatsu: Editing by Adewale Adejoke