As preparation to ultimately lay to relaxation the longest-serving previous mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Barima Akwasi Agyemang is underway, hundreds which includes high profile personalities in the state have been browsing the funeral grounds at the Manhyia Palace to shell out their final respect to him and also mourn with the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The remaining funeral rites which begun on Monday, 24th February 2020 is predicted to finish on Thursday, 27th February 2020.
Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff members, Akosua Frema Opare, former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kuffuor and John Dramani Mahama are among the important personalities who have been to the Manhyia Palace to mourn with the Asantehene.
Barima Akwasi Agyemang died on 14th January 2020, although he was obtaining remedy at the Komfo Anokye Instructing Hospital. He died at the age of 86.
The late Barima Akwasi Agyemang, commonly identified as Okumkom was a member of the Oyoko Royal Family members and was a single of the persons regarded as for the situation of the Otumfuo in 1999.
Okumkom as affectionately known as served as mayor of KMA for about 20 decades below many regimes together with the Supreme Navy Council I and II, PNDC and NDC. Below former President Jerry John Rawlings regime, Nana Akwasi Agyemang was appointed the Deputy Minister of Science and Surroundings.
He is mainly regarded as as one of the authorities appointees who helped change the Kumasi Metropolis.
Talking to Citi News, Main of Asokore Mampong Nana Boakye-Ansah Debrah, termed on the people today of Kumasi to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in order to make Kumasi the ‘Garden city’ it was all through Barima Akwasi Agyemang’s era.
“People of Kumasi must do the job really hard. This is for the reason that this male genuinely worked difficult. If we want Kumasi to boost, or we want Kumasi to be referred to as the “Garden City”, then persons should really function tough. Persons shouldn’t toss trash all more than the area. They should not pour trash in open up sewage so that Kumasi will turn out to be the greatest in Ghana “.
His burial company is predicted to be held at St. Anns Church, and his overall body would be laid to relaxation at the Breman Royal Mausoleum.
Okumkom would be buried on Thursday, 27th February 2020.
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