The queenmother of Koforidua-Ada in the New Juaben municipality, Nana Ama Amponsah, died on Saturday after she had been knocked down by a motorbike.
The incident occurred at Ada-Koforidua when she was going to the Eastern Regional Hospital for medical care last Thursday.
Nana Amponsah, a mother of four, was crossing the road to board a taxi which had stopped for her when she was knocked down by a speeding motorbike.
The rider was said to have refused to heed to signals to stop when other vehicles pulled up for Nana Amponsah to cross the road.
The Assembly member for Ada-Koforidua, Mr Richard Okyere, told the Daily Graphic that the queenmother was immediately rushed to the Eastern Regional Hospital, where she was admitted.
“Unfortunately, she passed away at dawn on Saturday,” he stated.
Mr Okyere said the body had been deposited at the morgue, pending autopsy.
The late queenmother returned to Ghana not quite long ago after spending some time with his son in London.
She reigned for 32 years.
Credit : Daily Graphic