- Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has held a burial ceremony for his wife Lady Julia Osei Tutu's late father, Stephen Asare Amaning
- The burial ceremony came off at Ahodwo-Daban in Kumasi on Saturday, March 27, 2021
- President Nana Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and other leading members of government joined Otumfuo to bury his father-in-law
- Opanin Amaning passed away exactly three weeks ago on March 6
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The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has held a ceremony to bury the father of his wife, Lady Julia Osei Tutu (nee Amaning).
Lady Julia's father, Stephen Asare Amaning, passed away on March 6, the same day Ghana celebrated its 64th independence anniversary.
Three weeks after Opanin Amaning's passing, the Asantehene held the 'Doteyie' (pre-burial) rites for his father-in-law at Ahodwo-Daban in Kumasi.
Just like every other ceremony organised by the Manhyia Palace, the burial ceremony for Lady Julia's father also turned out to be a grand one.
The ceremony saw President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other leading members of his government joining Otumfuo to bury his father-in-law.
Among the other members of the government were Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and Chief Of Staff Frema Osei-Opare.
Energy Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Agric Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah were also present.
Being an Akan himself, Akufo-Addo arrived at the funeral dressed in black mourning cloth while Bawumia wore black smock.
The president on behalf of the government and the people of Ghana presented a donation of burial items and cash.
The late Opanin Amaning happens to be from the Kyebi area where Akufo-Addo also hails from. He was 87 years old.
See the video of the burial ceremony below:
In other sad news, two KNUST students have lost their lives in a car crash that occurred on campus, leaving three others seriously injured as a result of the sad incident.
KNUST accident: One of the dead students was the son of an NDC MP in his final year at medical school
Reports indicated that the driver of a private saloon car was negotiating a sharp curve when he accidentally veered off and ran into a huge tree.
The three students who survived the crash but sustained injuries were immediately rushed to the hospital.
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