The late Chief of Dawhuenya in the Ningo-Prampram District, Nene Kwaku Darpor l has been described by many as a disciplinarian, teacher and peace maker who had transformed many lives and brought a relatively stable peace to Dawhuenya.
Not only that, he also helped several youth in the course of education, and was concerned about the environment as a disciplinarian.
Members of the clergy, traditional leaders, distinguished individuals and politicians including Sam George Nartey, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, DCE, Jonathan Doku Mensah and the NPP parliamentary candidate for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Alex Martey, conferred the accolades on the departed chief during his final funeral ceremony at Dawhuenya over the weekend.
Nene Kwaku Darpor l, according to lots of mourners,in exhibiting the above attributes gained a great deal of respect and recognition, and brought dignity to the GaDangme state. They were however not surprised that diverse personalities including chiefs from Bono, Eastern, Central, Western North and Volta Regions were present to pay their last respect to the departed traditional leader.
Having graduated from the Dzodze Teachers’ Training College in 1970 after several years of teaching as a people’s teacher, Nene Kwaku Darpor l known in private life as Daniel Kwaku Darpor become a trained teacher by profession, and rose through the ranks to become the Headmaster of the Prampram Local Authority School in 1976. He however resigned from the profession, following his enstoolment in 1978 as the chief of Dawhuenya.
Due to his calm, disciplined and in-depth knowledge personality traits, the late Dawhuenya chief who had served for over forty years was the longest serving chief in the Dangme land.
At age 75, Nene Kwaku Darpor l joined his ancestors on December 16, 2019 at the Tema General Hospital without any ailments or underlining ill-health concerns. The people of Dawhuenya therefore pray for a suitable replacement to continue with his good works.
By: Edward Tetteh