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Kumasi residents warned to stay indoors for Asantehemaa's funeral

The Asanteman Council has announced arrangements for funeral rites of the tardy queen mom of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Apem II but a rebuke issued is causing a disturb in Kumasi.

Residents in the Ashanti regional capital have been told to stay indoors concerning Thursday, Jan 19 from 8 p.m to Friday, January 20, 4 a.m to enable the confirmed authorities to performance the indispensable rites in giving the tardy queen a befitting burial around her journey to the 'village'

According to Manhyia Palace, the burial and good funeral rites of Nana Afia Kobi Serwa Ampem II, mother of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who passed in November 2016 at age 111 would go along subsequent to to area from January 16 -19.

She was enstooled in 1977 as the 13th queen mom of the Asante Kingdom let further to on 1695 after the late Nana Ama Serwaa Nyarko II who reigned from 1945 to 1977.

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

The usual authorities are closely people taking advantage of the pleasing ample rites have debunked rumors it will come going on back the child support for human sacrifices to its ancestors as part of the funeral rites.

Asantehenes Mawerehene, Baffour Hyiaman Brentuo VI said the ban is not to by now human sacrifice which was abolished some 200 years ago.

He tells Nhyira FMs Ohemeng Tawiah the order is to protect the residents from dishonorable people who will hide astern the age early tradition to cause distressing.

"Earlier grow primeval as soon as this type of funeral took area, there was the belief that people were nearly massacred to go with the dead. Those things are appendix," he said emphatically.

He explained that because of the melody created practically human sacrifices, "behind someone gets missing, the public thinks that probably we [normal council] have taken the person. That is why we are scare people to stay away.

"If you arrive out and someone pretends to be portion of us and creates that falsehood that the missing person has been taken by us, it would be unfortunate as there is nothing of this sort. That is what we admiring to avoid, that is why we hurting people to stay indoors," he confirmed.

Meanwhile, some residents of Kumasi who Nhyira FM spoke to said they will worship the order issued by the Palace.

"I am going to stay indoors because I am an African and I follow and love tradition. If that is what is coming from Manhyia Palace, I have no choice but to be wound up about it," one resident said.

"In Ashanti, we know they have their wealthy culture as skillfully as their rules and regulations for that excuse regarding this ban of not going out upon Thursday as the queen mommy goes to the village, taking into consideration I alive here I have no choice but to heed to that," substitute resident said.  

source: myjoyonline

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