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Chief Justice, Regional Minister, others console Mayor of Accra over mother's death


Government officials, including the Chief Justice, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, and the former Agriculture Minister have expressed their sympathies and condolences to the Mayor of Accra, Hon Elizabeth Sackey following the death of her mother.

The officials expressed their condolences when they paid their respects in the book of condolence opened in honour of the mayor's late mother. 

Mrs Dora Naa Ahiney Amarteifio Quartey, born in 1932, died peacefully at the Bank Hospital in Accra on April 5, 2024, at age 92.

In her heartfelt tribute, the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Gertrude Sackey Torkonoo reflected on the meaningful life of the late Mrs. Quartey. “We thank God for giving us the gift of your beautiful life. Please rest well mum,” she wrote, underscoring the profound impact of the deceased's life.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon Titus Glover echoed similar sentiments, highlighting the irreplaceable nature of a mother's love. 

“A mother's love is so priceless, unique, and great. You taught us to be disciplined, well-cultured, and fearful in the Lord. Your death is a great loss to us all in the family. We would have loved you to stay longer, but God knows best. We will continue to hold your values higher. Rest well, Mom, till we all meet again on the day of the resurrection,” the minister wrote, capturing the deep sense of loss and the enduring influence of Mrs. Quartey's values on her and her community.

The immediate past Minister for Food and Agriculture Hon. Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, also offered his condolences, noting the significant loss.

 “The loss of the great Lady is indeed a loss for society and the nation. Her spirit of togetherness and unity brought enlightenment to all of us. We pray for the repose of her soul and the guidance she gave us. All would continue to be the leading light for generations to come. May her soul rest in perfect peace,” he wrote, emphasising the lasting legacy of Mrs Dora Ahiney’s contributions to unity and enlightenment.

The Mayor of Accra expressed her gratitude for the heartfelt messages and the solidarity shown by her colleagues and the broader community. 

There will be no wake-keeping. Filing past will occur on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the forecourt of the State House, Accra, starting at 7:00 AM. The burial service will follow on the same day at 8:00 a.m. at the same location.

The interment will be a private burial on Saturday, July 6, 2024. Final funeral rites will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the forecourt of the State House, Accra. A Thanksgiving service is scheduled for Sunday, July 7, 2024, at the Church of Pentecost, New Mamprobi, at 9:00 AM.

In a related development, the Chief Fire Officer, representatives from the Greater Accra Queen Mothers Association and the Greater Accra Markets Association have called on the Mayor of Accra at her official residence to commiserate with her on the demise of her mother.