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Mon, Dec

Photos from Manhyia on Day 7 of 'Ohemaa Ayikese'

Photos from Manhyia on Day 7 of 'Ohemaa Ayikese'. PICTURES BY DOUGLAS ANANE FRIMPONG AND SAMUEL TEI ADANO

Rich tradition and culture held sway in Kumasi on Thursday as Asanteman was joined by other Ghanaians and nationals from other countries for the high-point of the 11-day final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II.

Below are some photos from Thursday's event. Pictures by Douglas Anane Frimpong and Samuel Tei Adano.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Manhyia Palace on Thursday

Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a handshake with Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

She is Nana Yaa Asantewaa, Queenmother of Ejisu..And she is the only Queenmother who carries a gun in Asanteman. On Thursday at the Ayikese of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Nana Yaa Asantewaa was seen holding her gun.

Mr Sam Okudzeto

The Juabenhene, Nana Otuo Serebour II, who is also the chairman of the Council of State

The Juabenhene, Nana Otuo Serebour II, who is also the chairman of the Council of State

Samira Bawumia, wife of the Vice President Alhaji Dr Mohamudu Bawumia

Nana Agyeiwaa Paamu, Queenmother of Tepa arriving for the big funeral at the Manhyia Palace on Day 7

Otumfup Osei Tutu II arriving at Dwabirem in a palanquin

One of the Asantehene's numerous executioners

 

Nana Agyeiwaa Paamu, Queenmother of Tepa
and Nana Adusei Atwenewa Ampem I, Tepahene arriving for the big funeral at the Manhyia Palace on Day 7


Francis Asenso Boakye, a deputy chief of staff

The Kokofuhemaa, Nana Bayie arriving at the Dwabirem on Thursday

Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent presidential candidate in the 2012 and 2016 election

Mr John Boadu is the National Organiser and acting General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)

Kokofuhemaa, Nana Bayie

Lady Julia Osei Tutu, wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

 

Lady Julia presents 'awisiado' to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Kumawood actor, Agya Koo

 

Minority Leader, Mr Haruna Iddrisu in a handshake with Pesident Akufo-Addo