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GNC President and Members of the Chicago Ghanaian Community Comment’s on the loss of an Elder!
Posted by admin on 3rd July 2015

The GNC President: Ebenezer Antwi-Nsiah

On behalf of the Ghana National Council of Metropolitan Chicago,GNC, and on my own behalf, I regret to announce the death of Mr. Anthony Kwateng who served as a partner and Vice President of Oakley Construction in Chicago.

The sad event occurred at the Little Company of Mary Hospital. He was taken ill on Monday June 22, 2015 and passed away on July 1, 2015.

Please join the Ghana National Council and members of the Ghanaian community in remembering the family during this difficult time of grief.

Oakley Construction and Mr. Kwateng himself have offered tremendous help, financially and in an advisory capacity to the Ghana National Council and the Ghanaian community over the years. His company and other sponsors made holding Ghanafest, the Ghanaian community’s annual cultural showcase, possible.

Mr. Kwateng’s daughter, Mrs. Akua Kwateng-Bonsu is currently serving as the Publicity Secretary of the Ghana National Council and his daughter, Akosua Kwateng served as the Youth Secretary of the Ghana National Council at one time.


Ebenezer Antwi-Nsiah

President – Ghana National Council

Mr. Steve Dei: President Ewe Association of Chicago:

Meanwhile the President of the Ewe Association of Metropolitan Chicago, Mr. Steve Dei, in a message to his members this morning stated ” I regret to announce the passing away of Mr. Kwateng, a partner of Oakley Construction, a very kind and generous man and a great friend of the Ghanaian community. He was very helpful during the death and funeral of the late Togbe Venya I. He died here in Chicago after a short illness. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. We will keep you posted with further arrangements when it becomes available.”

Alhaji Wahabi Tijani
On behalf of the Haske Rasooloolah Center of Chicago we extend our deepest heartfelt condolences to the Anthony Y. Kwateng’s family in this hour of sorrow and deep sadness. In Islam we believe and we recite each an every time one of us makes the transition ” From Allah we come and to him is our return”. May Anthony rest in perfect peace. To Mary and the children the Ghanaian community is 100% behind you. Ma Salam.
Alhaji Wahabi Tijani

Evangelist Kwamina Sam, Church of the Ghanaian Community.
On behalf of the Church of the Ghanaian Community we extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family in this difficult times. May the Good Lord console your hearts.
Evangelist Kwamina Sam

Dr.Isaac Paintsil of Christ Oasis Church
Very sad to hear this news.
Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
May he rest in perfect peace.

Dr. Paintsil

Mr. A.C.Eddie-Quartey:

To the family of Mr. Anthony Kwarteng~

Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Husband/ father. My family and I share your grief.
But remember that:
Those that we dearly love do not go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear

May his soul rest in eternal peace and may you all rest in the arms of the Almighty and the Ancestors.


Mr. Sadik Aboagye
My condolences to the bereaved family
Benjamin Kodom-Ayensu,President, Brong-Ahafo Association.
Sorry for the sad news in the community. Our condolences to the Kwateng Family.
May he rest in perfect peace.
Benjamin Kodom-Ayensu