Togbi Nyaho Tamakloe Goes Home Tomorrow

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The AnloTraditional Area, has been besieged by all who matter for the funeral and burial rites of Dufia of Whuti and Miafiaga of Anlo, who died in March 2017.

Togbi NyahoTamakloe V, was the head of the highly respected Tamakloe Family from the Volta Region.

He will tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, 2018, be buried privately at Whuti near Anlogo in the Volta Region, in line with traditional funeral rites accorded a senior chief from the Anlo Traditional Area.

Togbi NyahoTamakloe V, known in private life as Group Capt. Albert KwaoTamakloe (Rtd), former Military Pilot, passed on to glory exactly a year ago,at age 80.

The onetime Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools, will be laid in state today March 2, at the Royal Palace at Whutinear Anloga, after his mortal remains arrived on Thursday, March 1, 2018, from Accra.

A church service for the former Managing Director (MD) of Volta Regional Development Corporation, was held at the Garrison Methodist-Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

He was survived by his wife, Mama Maud Dorothy Tamakloe (Nee Ankrah) and four children.

Togbi NyahoTamakloe V, once served as the Research Officer at the National Monitoring Unit of the Office of the Head of State at the Castle, Osu,

He was born to Rudolph Mawuli KoblaTamakloe and Martha Klufi Manigah at Anloga.

He was the seventh child of his late father. He attended Primary and Middle Schools of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at Anloga from 1946 to 1954 and on completion, entered the then Keta Day Secondary in 1955.

Having obtained his ‘O’ Level Certificate in 1958, he  gained admission to the then Kumasi Collage of Technology, to pursue a course in Architecture, but left in 1960 in response to a call by the government to young talented Ghanaians to join the newly established Ghana Air Force.

Some of his colleagues, who also left with him were the late O/Cdt. Sarkodie, the late AVM George Boakye and Wing Cdr. Peter Abroquah.

After a six-month basic military training at the Ghana Military Academy at Teshie in Accra, he proceeded to the Ghana Air Force Flying Training School at Takoradi, where he successfully graduated as a Military Pilot and was granted the President’s Commission with the rank of Pilot Officer in 1962.

During this period, Group Capt. Albert KwaoTamakloe (Rtd), enrolled in many courses some being Royal Air Force Joint Command and Staff School at Tern Hill in the United Kingdom in 1968, and the Air Command and Staff College of the USAF Air University in Montgomery, Atlanta, in the United States of America (USA) from 1975 to 1976-which courses qualified him to be appointed to Mid-level and Senior positions both within and outside the Ghana Armed Forces.

While serving as the Commandant of the Military Academy and Training Schools of the Ghana Armed Forces, he was released in 1984 and appointed a Research Officer at the National Monitoring Unit of the Office of the Head of State at the Castle, Osu in Accra.

Two years after, he was appointed yet again to reactivate the Volta Regional Development Corporation (which was on the verge of collapse) to make it capable of performing its functional role as the development wing of the Volta Regional Co-coordinating Council, he was appointed to do so in the capacity as the Managing Director (MD).

While at his new base, the late Group Capt. Albert KwaoTamakloe (Rtd), embarked on some pragmatic measures to rejuvenate the deplorable state of the Corporation.

His initiative brought sufficient funds to the Corporation which helped it to discharge most of it liabilities including statutory taxes, rent and workers’ salaries, which fell several months in arrears.

The operational efficiency of the Aveyime Cattle Ranch, a subsidiary company of the Volta Regional Development Corporation, was so much improved that Management was able to establish a potable water project under which water from the Volta River is drawn and treated for distribution to the Ranch and to the communities in and around.

Additionally, he performed as Chairman-Board of Directors, Aveyime Cattle Ranch Limited, Chairman of Board of Directors of Volta Arkil Quarries Limited, a company which was established through his initiative to operate the Stone Quarry project at AdakluAhunda.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Volta Regional Development Corporation, Board of Directors of Tongu Cattle Ranch Limited, Promotional Committee under the auspices of the Regional Co-coordinating Council.

The late chief saved in various capacities until his retirement from active public service at close to 64 years. Here, he devoted his time and energy to activities of his Church and the various social and welfare association he bonged to.

Some of these associations are: Anloga Union, Accra, Victoria Drumming Group, Anloga, the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Ghana, Mens Fellowship, Good Shepherd E. P Church, and Community 16 Lashibi.

He was outdoored asDufia of Whuti and Miafiaga of Anloon Saturday, April 29, 2012 at Srogboe-Whuti near Anloga in the Keta Municipality.

He succeeded Lucas Mensah Tamakloe, who had served as Togbui NyahoTamakloe IV, who passed on in 2001 after a 20-year reign.

Lucas, had succeeded Togbui NyahoTamakloe III, who reigned for 19 years from 1957 to 1976 after succeeding his brother Togbui Nyaho Tamakloe II, who took over from his father Togbui Nyaho Tamakloe I; this year marks exactly 100 years since he passed on. The Tamakloe family home and abroad is planning a huge celebration around the event.

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