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General News of Sunday, 11 March 2018


Top Grand Lodge members pay their last respect to K.B. Asante

VRAC Crabbe and other high-ranking members of Grand Lodge in the country were present play videoVRAC Crabbe and other high-ranking members of Grand Lodge in the country were present

The final funeral rites for the for late senior citizen and retired diplomat Kwaku Baprui Asante, popularly known as K.B. Asante, was held at the forecourt of the State House today, March 10. The solemn ceremony was attended by many high-ranking members of the society including former and current statesmen.

The funeral of the senior citizen was also attended by some members of the Grand Lodge in the country who had gone to bid their brother farewell.

The members of the top society were seen filing past the mortal remains of their fallen brother and bade him safe passage into the Grand Lodge above.

Some notable persons who were present at the funeral ceremony included; vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, former president, Jerry John Rawlings and his wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings; National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Prof. Edmund Dele; A member of the Council of State and Sam Okudzeto.

K.B. Asante died at the ripe age of 93 on January 22, 2018 in Accra. He was born on March 1, 1924, K.B. Asante was the Secretary to Ghana’s First President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and served under a number of Heads of States in Ghana. He also served as the Principal Secretary at African Affairs Secretariat from 1960 to 1966.

The senior citizen became Ghana’s Ambassador to Switzerland and the United Nations Offices in Geneva, and the UN establishment in Vienna, and also the Ambassador to Australia from 1967-72.

He also served as the Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Economic Community from 1976-1978.

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