The first phase of the funeral rites of the late Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Mohammed Alhassan Dawuni has taken place in Tamale.
Hundreds of mourners including a Government delegation led by Vice president Dr Alhaji Mahamud Bawumia took part in the late Dakpema’s funeral rites at the Dakpema’s palace.
Islamic Clerics including the national chief Imam, Dr Osman Nuhu Shaributu attended the funeral and prayed for the departed soul. The Imams also prayed for the late chief’s family and the region at large.
The late Dakpema, Naa Alahssan Dawuni died on Saturday July 14, after being sick and on admission at the Tamale Teaching Hospital for some time. He was buried a day after amidst a show of Dagbon customs.
In his tribute, the Vice president, Dr Bawumia expressed shocked and sadness when the news was broke to him about the demise of the late Dakpema. He described the late Dakpema as a beacon of peace who longed for peace and unity in the region.
Dr. Bawumia therefore admonished people in the Region to emulate the late Naa Dakpema Alhassan Dawuni by embrace peace and oneness in order to ensure total development of the region and the country at large.
Meanwhile the council of elders at the Dakpema palace, have scheduled, Friday July 27 for the performance of the next traditional funeral rites of the late chief.