The Gbi Traditional Area in the Hohoe Municipality of the Volta Region has announced the demise of its Paramount Queen Mamaga Dewotornyo I.

The Traditional Council has, therefore, decreed a four-day ban on noise making between June 1, and June 4, to mourn the deceased’s departure and end of her 50-years reign.

The Chief of Gbi Atabu, Togbe Adzofowusu who made the announcement in Hohoe, entreated residents and indigenes across the world to obey the decree and fully participate in mourning Her Royal Highness. 

Gbi Paramount Queen, Mamaga Dewotornyo I, passes on
Chief of Gbi Atabu, Togbe Adzofowusu and a host of Gbi Divisional Chiefs

He described the deceased as a vibrant lady who took keen interest in the human capital and social development of the municipality.

“Mamaga Dewotornyo I during her 50 years reign was able to initiate a lot of projects to enhance the image of Queen-mothers in the municipality”, he said. 

He indicated her significant role in the establishment of the Hohoe Municipal Council of Queen-mothers which she headed as the President until her painful exit in early 2019, after she took ill.

Gbi Paramount Queen, Mamaga Dewotornyo I, passes on
Divisional Queens of the Gbi Traditional Area

He announced that the burial ceremony for Mama Dewotornyo would be held between Thursday 15th July 2021 and Monday 19th July 2021.

Wake Keeping: Thursday, 15th – Friday, 16thJuly 2021.

Lying in state: Friday, 16th – Saturday, 17th July 2021 at Gbi Traditional Council premises. 

Burial Service: Saturday, 17th July 2021 at Gbi Traditional Council premises. 

Interment: Private burial 

Final funeral rites: Saturday, 17th – Monday 19 July 2021.

Thanksgiving service: Sunday, 18th July 2021 at Rev Seeger Memorial E.P Church, Hohoe. 

Gbi Paramount Queen, Mamaga Dewotornyo I, passes on
A section of opinion leaders

Mamaga Dewotornyo I was born on 20th September 1940 to Mrs. Afua Christina Dzandu-Safo and Mr. Daniel Yao Dzandu. She was well a Queen Mother of of the Torkorni Royal Clan.

A book of condolence has been opened to the general public.