Dwenasehemaa, Nana Fobiaa Arkosah Appeaa II Laid To Rest
Chiefs and Elders of Akyem-Dwenase in Eastern Region has held a royal and befitting funeral rites for the departed Dwenasehemaa, Nana Ama Fobiaa Arkosah Appeaa II, at the forecourt of the Dwenase Palace, Last Thursday to Sunday.
The Queen mother was born in the year 1958 and was called to the Ancestral lands last year. She took the bold step for occupying the Queen’s stool in 2011; at the time when no one wanted to be chosen.
Throngs of people turned up for the burial rites for the late Queen mother of Dwenase, most of which were sympathizers from different regions, cities and towns; some to experience the rich cultural display.
According to traditional leaders, it was the first of a kind to observe in the Area since Dwenase came to being; the first time for a queen to die in the Area.
Chiefof Dwenase Berema Beyeeman Gyekyesei II told our News Team the late Dwenasehemaa will be remembered as one of the finest and successful Queen mothers of Dwenaseman. He added the whole town has lost a great asset
The Royal Internment for the Nana Ama Fobiaa Arkosah Appeaa II saw a total cultural display from the length and breadth of the Eastern Region and Ghana at large.
Priests from Dwenase, Osino, Gyampomani, Abumpe and catchment area performed duly to show their last respect to the late Queen mother. Chiefs, elders and Queen Mothers from neighboring communities were no exception to the occasion.
Red and black decorations coupled with local funeral outfit types as ”birisi, koben, kuntunkuni and many others were everywhere and mourners were also donned in the colours, which signified a state of mourning.
Traditional leaders warned the public and residents of Dwenase city, home to the Queen’s palace, to stay indoors between the hours of 8pm and 4am on the day of burial, to allow them to carry out the burial with necessary sacred rites. All businesses were also instructed to close for the day.