Saturday, 19 November 2016

Royal palace in Ghana places ban on funerals and unpleasant noise until the Queen mother of Asante Kingdom is buried

 
The Manhyia palace in Ghana has placed a ban on funerals, drumming and noise making in the Ashanti region of Kumasi until Asantehemaa, Queen mother of Asante Kingdom, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II is laid to rest.
The ban comes after the Queen mother of Asante Kingdom passed away peacefully at her palace on Monday, November 14, 2016 at the age of 111.

In a statement released by Kofi Badu, the Chief of Staff at the Manhyia palace, he said:
‘In accordance with Asante custom, a ban has been placed on all funeral, drumming and noisemaking throughout Asanteman until after the funeral of the Asantehemaa. She has been a pillar of strength and source of wisdom behind the transformational reign of his Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene.’
According to reports, traditional one week rite will be performed for the late Queen at the Manhyia palace on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

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