Businesses Stood-still In Kumasi As Asanteman Mourns Late Queen Nana (Photos)

Monday, December 4, 2017, which was day four of the fifteenth day perception of the final funeral rites of the late Queen, saw the principle avenues of Kumasi loaded with ‘Kuntunkuni’ (profound dark fabric) as the Asantehene, joined by all his paramout chiefs to parade the roads firing musketries of different structures and sizes.

Merchants were alarmed before to stay off business on Monday because of the huge escort that was charged to take after the king in the parade.


Not only did they fire musketries, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II also poured libation and performed certain rites at some designated points in the central business district of Kumasi.

The Asantehene who wore the Batakarikese went to the Manhyia Forest to also perform some rites as part of the final rites of his late mother.

Otumfuo who left the palace around 8:00 a.m., to perform the rites at certain parts of Kumasi returned around 3:00 p.m., and sat in state where he received dignitaries who had come from far and near to commiserate with him.

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, was among the dignitaries who were at the palace to mourn with the Asantehene.


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