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Daasebre Oti Boateng Passes On

The New Juaben Traditional Area in the Eastern Region is in a state of mourning after reports of the death of its paramount chief, Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, hit the township.

The 83-year-old revered traditional ruler, according to the Daily Graphic, died about two weeks ago after a short illness.

Although we cannot independently confirm, the state newspaper said multiple sources in the palace and also the family, who confirmed the sad news, said the New Juaben Traditional Council was expected to officially announce the death today.

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“A visit to the palace yesterday showed the place was very quiet, with no activity at all. Although some traditional leaders were sighted within the palace, visitors were, however, not allowed to enter,” the newspaper reported.

Internationally acclaimed

The late Daasebre Oti Boateng was not only a distinguished traditional ruler but also an academician and internationally recognised statistician who worked at various times with the United Nations and other international organisations.

One of the key crusades he launched in recent times was the Root-Based Model (RBM), an innovative development model to reduce poverty and inequality in Ghana and on the African continent.

He wrote a book to support his internationally acclaimed and award-winning development model.

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Also, he offered key support to the Graphic-Zoomlion National Sanitation Project when it was launched in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua, last July.

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