Okumkom Is Dead

Nana Akwasi Agyemang

NANA AKWASI Agyeman, popularly known as Okumkom, has passed on at the age of 86; sources from the bereaved family in Kumasi informed DAILY GUIDE yesterday.

He reportedly gave up the ghost on Tuesday morning. He was said to have been ill for some time and was receiving treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) when he passed away.

Nana Akwasi Agyeman hails from the Oyoko royal clan of Ashanti.

His death has come as a big blow to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and other Asante royals.

At the time of filing this report, the family was yet to officially inform the Otumfuo about his death.

He was the longest-serving Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA). During his tenure, Kumasi witnessed massive development, including the improvement of the sanitation situation in the city.

Several people took to social media to express their condolences to the bereaved family on Tuesday, with most of them hailing him for transforming Kumasi.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi