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Empty Accra Streets As Shops Close For Funeral Of Late Ga Manye (PHOTOS)

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Empty Accra Streets As Shops Close For Funeral Of Late Ga Manye (PHOTOS)

The streets of Accra were literally deserted, with shops and other businesses in Accra closed as the Ga traditional community in Accra observed the funeral of the late Ga Manye Naa Dedei Omaedru III.

If you recall, the Ga Manye, Naa Dedei Omaedru III died in December 2022.

The final funeral rites commenced on October 15, 2023, and culminated in a grand ceremony at the Ga Mantse Palace in North Kaneshie, Accra.

A visit to the several areas in Greater Accra had photos of the deserted place taken.

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These areas included Abeka, Alajo, Avenor, Adabraka, the Central Business District, Osu, Achimota, and Lapaz.

The central business district was also virtually empty, with only a few vehicles on the roads.

n Friday night, a vigil was held at the Ga Mantse Palace as part of the activities to give the late Ga Manye a befitting funeral.

Activities on Saturday included a procession of Ga chiefs and their flags, burial rituals and musketry, and a procession of flags to the casket by Asafoianyemei.

A thanksgiving service will be held at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Sunday.

The funeral service is expected to attract various paramount chiefs, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, ministers of state, and several foreign dignitaries.


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