The Chief Executive Officer of Suncity Radio, Mr. Ransford Antwi, has urged the general public, especially Bono residents to contribute positively towards a peaceful, successful and befitting ‘Doteyie’ (pre-burial funeral) and internment rites of the late ‘Omanhemaa’ (paramount Queen) of Sunyani, Nana Yaa Nyamaa Poduo II.
Nana Puduo II, 64, who ruled for 47 as the years as the Paramount Queen (Omanhemaa)of the Sunyani Traditional Area, died at the Sunyani Regional Hospital on August 1, 2019 of an undisclosed ailment.
According to him, “while observing the rich cultural heritage of the area, the people must be weary of unscrupulous elements who will infiltrate the rank and file of the society, only to mar the beauty and significance of the occasion”.
“The people of Sunyani are law abiding and peaceful, so this is not the time to dent this rich identity,so let’s make Sunyani Omanhemaa’s pre-burial funeral Memorable and Historic” he stated.
Mr. Antwi, who is also a member of the Queen mother’s funeral planning committee, urged the citizenry to go about their normal daily activities without fear or panic.
Speaking to News men he said “We only need to follow the arrangements and instructions put in place by the planning committee and we are all good to go”, he stated.
He said the planning committee and the leadership of the Sunyani Traditional Council were committed to ensuring an orderly, peaceful and successful funeral rites for the late Queen mother, and urged the general public to freely participate in the activities to make the occasion memorable and historic.
His comments comes after a video trending on social media is indicating that those who fail to comply with this are being whipped by Traditional soldiers.
In the video, a man who was seen wearing a white-colored shirt instead of a black outfit was whipped severely. He had to run for his life.
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And also these Traditional soldiers. from the Sunyani Traditional council and some police officers from the Motor Traffic and Transport Directorate (MTTD) of the GPS were caught in a video assaulting a private security man in uniform at the central business district (CBD) of the Sunyani municipality.
Credit: Asempa Asa