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General News of Sunday, 15 January 2017


Asantehemaa’s Funeral: Ban on movement lifted for essential service providers

Manhyia Palace exluded utility and essential services providers from the ban on the movement of persons on the night of Thursday January 19, as part of funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, (Queenmother) Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II which comes off this week.

A statement signed by the Chief of Staff of Manhyia Palace, Kofi Badu said, staff of the Ghana National Fire Service, Ghana Water Company and Electricity Company of Ghana are free to move about on the said day to conduct their legitimate duties.

As part of the arrangements for the burial of the queenmother who’s also the mother of the Overlord of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfour Osei Tutu II, no one is to be seen on the streets, from Bantama to Breman, from 6:00pm of Thursday, January 19 to 3:00am of Friday January 20.

The Asanteman Council has said that the Manhyia Palace will not be held accountable for the lives of people and domestic animals that are seen outside at the said time.

It has cautioned the public to stay indoors within the period stipulated by authorities in order to have the deceased queenmother buried successfully according to the demands of tradition.

The late Asantehemaa died on November 14, 2016 aged 111.