Professor Atukwei Okai

By: Adwoa Serwaa Bonsu

The burial rite for the late Professor Atukwei Okai, a renowned writer and poet came off at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Friday.

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In attendance were President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his wife, Rebecca, former President Jerry John Rawlings and wife, Nana Konadu, former President John Dramani Mahama and the wife of the late former Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Matilda. Fellow writers, poets, academicians, politicians, diplomats, clergy, well wishers, sympathisers, friends and family members dressed in all wihite and black also came to celebrate the life of the poetry legend. The Winneba Youth Choir and the Accra Ridge Church Choir warm the hearts of the family and well wishers with melodious tunes and hymns. The remains of Prof Okai were later interred at the Military Cemetery at Burma Camp.