General News of Thursday, 12 January 2017Source: Myjoyonline.comKumasi residents warned to stay indoors for Asantehemaa's funeralLate Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem IIThe Asanteman Council has announced arrangements for funeral rites of the late queen mother of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II but a warning issued is causing a stir in Kumasi. The traditional authorities are against people taking advantage of the customary rites have debunked rumors it will offer human sacrifices to its ancestors as part of the funeral rites. That is what we want to avoid, that is why we want people to stay indoors," he stated. Meanwhile, some residents of Kumasi who Nhyira FM spoke to said they will respect the order issued by the Palace. "I am going to stay indoors because I am an African and I follow and respect tradition.
Source: GhanaWeb January 12, 2017 00:26 UTC