Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I Passes On

The Overlord of Gonjaland, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Boresa I has passed on after a 12-year reign.

Graphic Online has gathered that the 90-year-old chief died on the dawn of Saturday, February 4, 2023, at his palace in Damongo in the Savanna Region.

The family is preparing to officially announce the death in line with customs and tradition.

The Yagbonwura has been unwell for some time now.

The passing of the Overlord comes a fortnight after the Lepowura, Alhaji M.N.D. Jawula passed on in the United States.

The late Chief was enskinned as Yagbonwura in March, 2010.

Before his enskinement as Yagbonwura, he was the Paramount Chief of the Kusawgu Traditional Area of Gonja under the skin name Kusawguwura Sulemana Jakpa.

He was the son of Yapeiwura Bakari, the son of Yagbonwura Mahama of Kusawgu and Mma Nyenbali Chiraba.