The Ga Traditional Council has placed a temporal ban on funerals in the Greater Accra Region between October 15 and October 29 this year.
The said directive is said is geared towards creating a peaceful and orderly atmosphere in preparation for the final funeral rites of the late Ga Manye, Naa Dedei Omaedru II who kicked the bucket in 2022.
The two week window will be used to observe the rites by local traditions to coincide with the October 22, 2023 to October 30, 2023 period earmarked for the funeral rites of the widely respected Queen of the Ga State.
Ambassador Sylvester Parker Allotey, the Chief of Protocol at the Office of the Ga Mantse, shared that the ban is a crucial step to ensure the smooth execution of the funeral proceedings for the late Ga Manye.
“From the 15th of October, no funerals will be allowed in the region because we have to observe that two-week period from that 15th to 29th for only the rites leading to the proper farewell for the queen mother. Then there will be no installation of any traditional office holder till after the funeral.
“But in the week of the burial, there will be additional measures which we will put out very soon. The additional measures will include the period where shops and commercial activities will be stopped and also there are certain streets which will be closed,” he said.