Tag Archives: Funeral

Millions misused during Mandela funeral

South Africa’s corruption watchdog has found officials misused millions of dollars during Nelson Mandela’s funeral four years ago. According to the report, 300m rand ($22m; £16m) was redirected from a development fund to help with costs. It had been earmarked for things like “sanitation, the replacement of mud schools and the refurbishment of hospitals,” the report stated. Instead, the authorities ...

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Bimbilla: Late Nakpaa-Naa’s family lauds gov’t support for burial

The family of the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni in Bimbilla in the Northern Region has commended the government and all relevant stakeholders who ensured the late chief’s burial. Three years following his demise, the late Nakpaa-Naa Salifu Dawuni was finally buried in line with the customs and traditions of the Nanung traditional area. The family, in a Citi News interview, ...

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Police Service closes some roads for Major Mahama’s funeral

The Ghana Police Service will close some roads in Accra today [Friday], due to the state burial of the late Major Maxwell Adam Mahama at the forecourt of the State House. The affected roads are Castle Road, from AU Roundabout towards Osu Cemetry traffic light to the State House will be closed to motorists from the early hours of Friday ...

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Final funeral rites held for Gborbu Wulormo

The final funeral rites for the late Landlord of the Ga-Dangme State, Gborbu Wulormo Wor-Lumor Boketey Laweh Tsure I, was held in Nungua on Saturday. He had been previously laid in state from Tuesday, February 28, to March 4. Numo Borketey Laweh was enstooled on May 9, 1987, and passed away on November 24, 2015. He ruled for nearly 29 years ...

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Bawumia pays tribute to late aide Kwabena Boadu [Audio]

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has paid an emotional tribute to his late Press Secretary, Kwabena Boadu,  who was buried today [Saturday] February 4, 2017. Kwabena’s burial service was held at the forecourt of the State House, where mourners filed past his body. The Thirty-year old was later buried at the Achimota Cemetery in Accra. Hundreds of mourners from across the ...

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Kumasi bound passengers stranded over Asantehemaa’s funeral

VVIP bus drivers who ply the Accra-Kumasi route have ditched their work following the low patronage of their service from Kumasi to Accra. The low patronage has been attributed to the ongoing funeral of the late Asantehemaa which commenced today [Monday]. The development has left scores of passengers at the VVIP bus stations in Accra heading to Kumasi stranded. Long ...

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