The Ga King is Dead – Come Mourn with Us – 4th May 2013

The Ga King is Dead – Come Mourn with Us – 4th May 2013

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The Ga Traditional Council, Ga Dzaase, Elders of the Ga State and Teiko Tsuru We,
invite you to the UK Pre-Burial service of
His Majesty KING TACKIE TAWIAH III,
Ga Mantse.

Date: Saturday 4th May 2013 Venue: Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1 9DA. Time: 11am prompt -2pm.

Buses: 17, 21, 35, 40, 43, 45, 47, 48, 133, 141, 149, 381, 521, RV1

Main

Line Railway Stations:
London Bridge: Southern, South Eastern, and First Capital Connect

Underground:
London Bridge Station: Jubilee and Northern (City Branch) lines
Monument Station: District and Circle lines
Bank Station: Central line and Docklands Light railway

Parking: Check from http://www.southwarkcathedral.org.uk

Tribute to the Late Dr Benjamin Nii Darkufio Dodoo

Tribute to the Late Dr Benjamin Nii Darkufio Dodoo

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1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Isaiah 40 1:5

We do not always have an opportunity to celebrate a man before he departs this earth because we always take things for granted.  It is painful sometimes in this age of instant communication when you are told of the passing away of an internet colleague who happened to be both  foe and friend in the cut and thrust of discussions and debates on the Gadangme Internet Forum; you are not only shocked but also numbed by the news.

I saw him on the previous Friday at the funeral of the husband of a niece.  I saw him at the wake and again at the reception on Saturday. I haven’t even had the chance to hand over the $100.00 he donated to our organisation Ga Dangme Nikasemo Asafo in recognition of the continued good work that we do in the name of Gadangme. I thanked him for his generosity to the cause of GaDangme.  To say that  I am stunned is an understatement and therefore I cannot be as coherent as I could be save to write this tribute to a man who became dedicated to the Gadangme cause and who defended to the core all things Gadangme and refused to give any quarter in his projection of his tribe. Continue reading “Tribute to the Late Dr Benjamin Nii Darkufio Dodoo”

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Drumming and Dancing to Doom

Ladies and gentlemen, all protocols observed as my Nigerian friends will put it so as to recognise all the important personalities here assembled.

Fellow members of the literati, at least I am sure after this evening most of you will find it wise to join a book club or to at least get into the habit of reading more books, it gives me great pleasure to be asked to assist in launching this book.

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My literary skills are not as yet honed into writing a book, I am not bold enough and I have not as yet attempted such a daunting task since I continue to remain a writer of mundane technical reports that have to be written in a structure that can be very restrictive and quite different from writing novels.

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