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It could have been mistaken for a political convention of some sort as members of the two major political parties, the NPP and NDC converged at the Dabala Parish of the Global Evangelical Church in the Volta Region.
They were there to mourn with the famous businessman Alfred Agbeshi Woyome and his siblings as they bid farewell to their late mother Madam Gladys Amavi Amehoho.
The event which could have passed for a “royal funeral’ attracted hundreds of sympathisers from different walks of life. The multitude that gathered in addition to the family had a generous sprinkling of politicians from different sides of the divide.
They included the top brass of the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress. There were former Ministers of state, former and current Members of Parliament as well as Ministers of state in the current administration.
It was a convivial atmosphere as the motley group of politicians came together at Dabala in the South Tongu constituency of the Volta Region to sympathise with the Woyome family.
Madam Amehoho also known as Hoga Nyornu died at the age of 76 and was survived by four children: businessman, Alfred Agbeshie Woyome, Member of Parliament for South Tongu Kobena Mensah Woyome, Dr Stephen Woyome and Felicia Woyome. There were thirteen grandchildren.
In their tribute, the children described their mother as a great and lovely woman. “Auntie, as we affectionately called her, was a great mother who still played her motherly responsibility towards us even in our old age before her untimely death.” They stated.
The tribute further indicated that “she was passionate about Alfred and was always praying for him because of his work as a Security Intelligent Expert with the late Muamar Gadhafi for about a decade in Libya”. She was a disciplinarian and worked hard, the children added.
The 31st December Makola Traders’ Association said, “Daavi was a very special mother and a sister to them. She was a woman so sociable, free in heart and very generous.” They further recollected “when A.M.A. Taskforce (Aabaei) seized our goods, she would go to the officials to plead on our behalf and collect our goods for us”.
By: Francis Edzorna Mensah