The Safope Royal Gate of the Bole Traditional area of Gonja and the the immediate family of the late King of the Gonja State Yagbonwura Borenyinche Safo Amantana will unveil a statue of the King at Mankuma in the Bole District of the Savannah Region on the 20th Anniversary Funeral celebration of the King.
A number of activities have been lined up beginning 9th April 2020 and ending on 13th April, 2020.
The activities for 10th April, 2020 include a Talk show on the achievements of Borenyince on the morning show of Bole based Nkilgi FM as well as an afternoon health talkshow on diabetes, hypertension and HIV AIDS that will be preceded by a free medical screening.
The family will then move to Mankuma near Bole for a Clean Up exercise inside and around the Royal Mausoleum of Gonja Kings, a recitation of the Quran early evening, display of local dirges and Damba all night.
On 11th April, 2020, the statue of Yagbonwura Safo Amantana Borenyinche will be unveiled.
The activity on 12th April, 2020 would be a Public Lecture on Peace and Security with the Savannah Regional Minister all Members of Parliament (MP’s) from the Savannah Region and other dignitaries attending. There will be Shattoe, Zingo and Kpana Dances early evening at the family house at Bole on this day.
On 13th April, 2020, there will be Agro Dance from morning to afternoon; a Football Match Between Bole and Mandari and Waazi (Prayers) at night.
The activities will be concluded with a family meeting on 14th April, 2020.
Yagbonwura Safo Amantana Borenyinche was born, (exact date unknown) but from sources before the First World War of 1918 to1919.
He was born to Tunawura Amantana who was a brother to Bolewura Tokoro.
While with his uncle (father’s brother) Bolewura Tokora, he made friends with some Muslims who were close to the house and who were also traders. He therefore started cattle trade. This trade toook him to several countries – Senegal, Guinea, Niger, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Voire. He therefore learnt to speak Wangara and Moshi with bits of Fulani.
Borenyinche was also a good farmer and was actually among the best three farmers in Bole both in size and produce at time.
The Chieftaincy journey of Yagbonwura Borenyinche started as Nahariwura from 1956 to 1978, Mandariwura from 1978 to 1989 and Bolewura from 1989 to 1993.
Bolewura Safo Amantana ascended the Yagbon throne under the Skin name “Borenyinche” (only God know destinies) and reigned from 1993 to 1999.