The Kumawu Ankaase Obaapayin Yaa Birago will be buried on March 16, 2017 at Kumawu-Ankaase in the Ashanti region at 1:am at ‘Banmu’.
In view of this, the Kumawu traditional council has set aside a three-day burial rites performance from March 15-18, 2017 for the Obaapanin who died August 23, 2016.
Speaking with Ultimatefmonline.com, a daughter of Ankaase Baapanin, Nana Ama Achiamaa, explained that the family will receive condolences from the public who will be passing through to commiserate with them at the Kumawu Palace.
She said in-laws of the Obaapanin will later present bathing items to be used for her bathing.
On Thursday, Madam Achiamaa added that children and sympathisers will be allowed to shed tears for their loss.
‘There will be burial service for her on Thursday at the funeral grounds by St Peters Anglican Church which will start at 11:am-5:pm. We will bury her on Thursday at 1:am,’ she indicated.
The Family with bare footed will roam Kumawu township with tears amidst ritual performances and drumming and later return to the funeral grounds.
About six elderly persons in the family including Madam Achiamaa who will be smeared with red charcoal clad in red and black clothes will be requested to sit on mats.
The family will climax the burial rites of the Obaapanin who aged 104 years with dinner party at 8:pm after thanksgiving service.
Sympathisers and family will dress in white on Saturday where the funeral rites will take place.
The Ankaase Baapanin who was a grand mother to Kumawumanhene Barima Safo Tweneboah Koduah II and a sister to Kumawuhemaa Nana Serwaa Amponsah II left behind 39 grandchildren and had 9 children of whom some have died.
Baapanin Yaa Birago was part of kingamakers who enstool chiefs and queen mothers.