Offices and shops in the Central Business District in the Greater Accra Region are expected to remain shut for three days to make way for the final funeral rites of the late Ga ManyƐ (the Paramount Queen of Ga State), Naa Dedei Omaedru III.
“From 27th to the 29th of October, we expect shops and offices in the Central Business District to remain closed,” said Naa-Yarlay Adjei Amoah, the Chief of Staff at the office of the Ga Mantse.
Naa-Yarlay Adjei Amoah, who doubles as the Secretary of the Central Funeral Planning Committee of the late Ga ManyƐ, added “We also expect them to decorate their business premises with black and red drapings”.
The various markets are also to drape all their surroundings in black and red because “we are mourning together, it’s not just the palace so we are respectfully calling on all to cooperate with us in this time of grief.”
Naa-Yarlay Adjei Amoah made this known when a delegation from Jospong Group of Companies led by Mrs. Adokarley Okpoti-Paulo, Group Financial Controller for Environmental and Sanitation Group/ Finance Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited signed the book of condolence at the Ga Traditional Council on Friday September 8, 2023.
The Group presented an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, cartons of mineral water as well as refuse bins and an undisclosed cash donation to support preparations towards the final funeral rites of the late Ga ManyƐ.
Presenting the items, Mrs. Okpoti-Paulo, said the gesture was to console and mourn with the elders for the great loss.
She announced that Zoomlion Ghana Ltd., a subsidiary of the group will take charge of all the sanitation-related issues regarding the funeral.
“Zoomlion will help to keep the surroundings clean during and after the funeral ceremony to ensure that the Ga State is clean at all times,” she promised.
Receiving the items, Nii Ahene Nunoo III, commended the Group for the gesture and prayed for a long life for the Executive Chairman of the Group.
The final funeral rites of the late Ga ManyƐ, who passed away in December last year, is slated from October 15-31, 2023
The book of condolences was signed by President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo on June 19, 2023.