Industrious Kumawu citizen in London, Mr George Agyemang Dwumah, sadly passes away on hearing his mum’s death

The late Mr George Agyemang Dwuma, aka Kofi George, a native of Kumawu in the Ashanti region but residing in London for the past three decades, has sadly passed into eternity on Monday, 8th February 2021. He kicked the bucket exactly a week after the passing of his mum, Obaapani Yaa Asantewaa, aka Yaa Ankrah, in Ghana.

George was a bit unwell for a few days. However, the unexpected announcement of his mother’s death did exacerbate his illness, becoming the last straw that broke the camel’s back. His spirits dumped. Overwhelmed by sorrow due to his mum’s death, breaking the affinity they had for each other as mum and last born son or child, his fighting energy just disappeared, culminating in his death at the age of 55 years.

This is not the moment for me to pay tribute to my father, by extension of the Akan culture, but to express my condolences to the entire bereaved family and to inform all Ghanaians in the United Kingdom, especially, Kumawuman citizens of the passing of one of their industrious compatriots.

As the family is preparing to fly the body back home for internment, it is just customary to inform and permit his loved ones to pay him their last respect by way of viewing his remains laid in state.

The viewing will take place as follows.

Date: Friday, 4th June 2021

Time: 13:00 to 15:00 (1pm to 3pm)

Venue: 54 Ladywell Road, Lewisham SE13 7UZ

Directions: It is within a walking distance from Lewisham main train/ bus station.

                  Train: SOUTHEASTERN, THAMESLINK

                   Buses: 122, 284, 47, 484, 75, P4

                   Stops closest to the venue: Ladywell Station (HC); Vicars Hill / Ladywell Station (HW); Ladywell; Lewisham Park (HJ); Lewisham

Widow: Mrs Julie Agyemang Dwuma (née Julie Amankwaah)

Children: Gifty Dwuma, Ilisha Dwuma, Isaiah Dwuma, Rebecca Dwuma and Matthew Dwuma (all in London)

Sibling: Samuel Ankrah aka Kwabena Antwi

Uncle: Kwasi Tawiah

For further information, contact Samuel Ankrah on mobile phone/cell phone number (+44) 07814420599

N/B: Covid-19 protocols of social distancing will be maintained. The timing of the viewing will neither begin before 1pm nor exceed 3pm so all family members, loved ones and sympathisers had better take note.

The remains of George will be flown home on 1st July 2021 for burial at Kumawu along with his mum on Saturday, 3rd July 2021.