The Minister for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Catherine Afeku, has disclosed the government’s readiness to give Ebony a befitting burial.
Speaking in an interview with Joy FM, the Minister said government will consult with the family of the Ebony Reigns in order to give her a befitting burial.
Catherine Abelema Afeku noted that the late musician deserves to be celebrated because she touched lives here in Ghana and across Africa with her many hit songs.
She sent her condolences to Ebony’s family, friends and fans, and assured that the government will definitely play a crucial role in the artiste's burial.
The Minsiter further cautioned the public to desist from sharing the gory images from the accident, saying it amounts to a disrespect of the dead.
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"Respect the sanctity and dignity of our dear departed sister in this very difficult time," she urged.
She also added: "We mourn with the family and pray for God's strength and guidance."
The ‘Maame Hw3’ singer, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in a gruesome road accident late Thursday evening on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.
Her jeep with registration number with registration AS 497—16 is reported to have collided with a VIP bus bound for the Brong Ahafo Region.
She died together with a female friend, Franky Kuri, and her bodyguard.
The driver, however, is said to be responding to treatment.
Below is the Minister’s statement:
We have learnt with deep regret the sad passing of Hiplife, Highlife and Dancehall Super Star Ebony, through a fatal accident.
I wish to convey to the family, industry, friends, fans, and well-wishers alike the sympathies of The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture and the people of Ghana.
We will consult with the family to give our Songstress a befitting send-off.
I wish however to caution against the indiscriminate sharing of the accident images and ask that we respect the sanctity and dignity of our dear departed Sister in this very difficult time.
We mourn with the family and pray for God's strength and guidance.
Catherine Abelema Afeku (MP)
Hon. Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture.
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