Bantamahene’s Funeral In Pictures

Arrival of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Bantama Hene's Funeral
Arrival of Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at Bantama Hene’s Funeral

The chief of Bantama in Kumasi and war Marshall of the Asantehene,  Baffour Asare Owusu Amankwatia V is expected to buried to night .
The sudden death of the powerful Chief was officially announced in line with traditional custom. Reports say he died at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in Accra on January 25 this year after short illness .

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The Bantama stool is very prominent in Kumasi and the Manhyia Palace. Nana Amankwatia V was enstooled in 2002 to succeed the late Baffuor Awuah V who died in 2002.

ASAFOHENE
ASAFOHENE

He was known in private life as Ben Kwadwo Owusu Asare, the eldest son of a former Bantamahene, Baffuor Amankwatia IV.

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The occupant of the Bantama stool pays unalloyed loyalty, dedication and honesty to the Asantehene.
In addition to serving as the War Marshal of the Asantehene, the Bantamahene is also the head of the Krontire clan of the Kumasi Traditional Council.

Otumfuo being carried in his palanquin on his way to Bantama hene's Funeral
Otumfuo Osei Tutu,  the Asantehene being carried in his palanquin on his way to Bantamahene’s Funeral

The funeral of the Bantamahene attaracted several powerful personalities across the country including the president of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and several others.

ASANTE OTUMFUO OSEI TUTU

Daasebre Osei Bonsu Asante Mamponghene seated
Daasebre Osei Bonsu Asante Mamponghene seated
Kumawumanhene flanked by his people
Kumawumanhene flanked by his people

TEPA MANHENE

SEFWI MANHENE
Former Chief Of Staff Mr Kwadwo Mpiani
Former National Chairman Of NPP Paul Afoko
Former National Chairman Of NPP Paul Afoko

 

 

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