Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem manhyia Asantehemaa

Drumming and noise-making banned over Asantehemaa’s death

The Manhyia Palace has announced a ban on all funerals throughout the Ashanti kingdom until the burial of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

This is in accordance with Ashanti custom.

The decision was taken after an emergency meeting on Thursday by the council after the official announcement by Manhyia Palace of the death of the mother of the Asantehene.

Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II died last Monday night at the age of 111, after reigning for 39 years.

She was said to have died peacefully in her sleep.

An official statement by the Manhyia Palace announced that the traditional one week rites will be performed at Manhyia on Thursday, 24, November 2016.

The late Asantehemaa was the 13th Queen mother of the Asante Kingdom and the mother of the current Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

She saw the reign of the late Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, as Asantehene who reigned from 1970 to 1999.

 

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Source: Starrfmonline

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