News from the Manhyia Palace in the Ashanti Region indicates that the Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II has died.
The queen mother was 109 years old and had been unwell for quite sometime.
Nana Afia Kobi, who is the mother of the current Asantehene, Otumfou Osei Tutu II was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queen-mother of the Asante Kingdom.
Although the Manhyia Palace has not issued an official statement announcing the death, reports leaked to the media say customary activities have began ahead of her funeral.
A delegation from the Palace are reportedly on assignment to officially inform the various paramount chiefs within the Ashanti Kingdom of the news.