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Otumfuo Honours KMA, Others

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SEVERAL TOP institutions and individuals in the country have been honoured with certificates of appreciation by the Manhyia Palace, the seat of the Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

The recipients were awarded for their contributions and roles, which helped to make the burial and the final funeral rites of the Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, grand.

The honourees include the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), media organizations, banking institutions, cadets of some selected second cycle schools and individuals, just to mention a few

The late Asantehemaa, who was the biological mother of the reigning Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, kicked the bucket at the ripe age of 111 after short illness in 2016.

The Manhyia Palace and Asanteman used four days for her burial in 2016. Additionally, 15 days was used for the grand funeral rites, which was graced by presidents and top dignitaries.

The Asante Monarch believes the singular and collective contributions of institutions and individuals proved vital in helping to make the burial and funeral rites of the departed queen successful.

In line with this, Otumfuo and the Manhyia Palace presented certificates of appreciation to some selected individuals and organizations during a mammoth durbar at the Manhyia Palace on Wednesday.

The Asantehene sat in state at the plush-looking Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II Park at the Manhyia Palace as the lucky individuals and organizations were presented with their awards.

The Asantehene, in a speech read on his behalf, commended Ghanaians, from President Akufo-Addo to the last man, for their immense contributions, which made the grand burial and funeral of the queen memorable.

Otumfuo stated that the contributions of all and sundry helped to give his mother’s funeral an international touch, stressing that he is grateful to Ghanaians for their support for Asanteman during their sorrowful moment.

By: Afia Sarpong Amankwa/ thePublisher

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