Despite the combined efforts by the Multimedia Group, the Daily Guide and their benefactor(s) to deliberately misinform, spite and pitch the people against his corpse, tears and tributes still flowed freely on Saturday 12 November 2022 to the chagrin of the Multimedia hatchet team as the remains of the former Municipal Chief Executive Officer Francis Kofi Okesu was laid to rest in his private residence in Dambai.
Okesu, who came from Dambai, was found dead in a hotel on Sunday 4th September in Kumasi after his room was forced open by a team of policemen in the company of Oforikrom MCE, the Hotel Manager and his driver.
Contrary to the official release by the Ghana Police Service, The Multimedia Group claimed some preliminary investigations showed spermatozoa on the thigh of the late MCE.
His body was interred at about 3.30 pm amid tears, wailing and lamentation by family members, colleagues and friends.
The burial was preceded by a funeral mass at the Lapaz Park, Dambai.
In a sermon, the Pastor Michael Osei Frimpong reminded the people that death is an inevitable end for all mortals.
“When we consider his age, the circumstances surrounding his death, it is indeed pathetic and worrisome,” Osei Frimpong said.
He urged the people to be steadfast in their faith and believe in God, saying that death was not the end of life for true Christians but the beginning of another in eternity.
The Preacher Man added, “As Christians, if we die today, we die for God, if we also live, we live for God.
“So my brethren, a strong faith in God should be our source of consolation in death because there is life after death.”
Oti Regional Minister, Joshua Makubu, who eulogised the departed for his time and achievements, also urged the people to live a life of service, saying the late former Municipal Chief Executive served the community whole heartedly until his death.
He said, “As a compatriot, father, brother, uncle, Okesu has made his contribution to his people. He lived a life of service that is worthy of emulation.”
The Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Dan Kweku Botwe urged the Okesu family to take solace in the fact that the former Dean of Oti region lived a life full of accomplishments.
The Chief of Dambai disclosed that plans were underway to immortalise the former Chief Executive as a mark of honour for his selfless service and contributions to the development of the area and Ghana as a whole.
A host of eminent Traditional leaders, all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives from Volta and Oti and Heads of Departments thronged the Lapaz Park of Dambai to pay their last respects and witness the interment of the erudite politician.
Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Emmanuel Adumua-Bossmah, Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe, Nana Agyemang Prempeh of NALAG and NADMO led the Government delegation.