By Nana Esi Sey
The final funeral rites of the late Tema Mantse, Nii Adjei Kraku, is underway at the Tema Newtown Mini Stadium.
Nii Adjei Kraku passed on in 2020, and as a Muslim, he was buried according to Islamic tradition. However, in accordance with the Ga customs, the Mankralo, Nii Adjetey Agbo, had to step in as the Acting Chief with the support of the Koklotse We family to see to the final funeral rites of the late Chief.
Chiefs under the Tema Traditional Council, as well as Kpone and other Traditional Councils under the Greater Accra Region, are performing their respective rites in honor of the late Tema Paramount Chief.
The late Nii Adjei Kraku, during his reign, chalked up lots of successes; including restoring the status of Tema to a Paramountcy; and the Tema Traditional Council was officially inaugurated by the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs.
His leadership skills immensely contributed to the growth of Tema from a small community to an industrialized cosmopolitan, bringing a lot of development to Tema.
A member of the Tema Traditional Council, Bismark Martey Mamah shared his experiences with the late Tema Mantse and said his leadership style as a people person would be gravely missed.