Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Big Thank You To All Who Came To Mourn The Abiriw-Akwapim Abakomahene, Nana Konadu Boakye Yiadom 1

Yesterday, the Chiefs and people of Abiriw, Akwapim, gave a dignified and befitting traditional-rites-filled farewell to their beloved Abakomahene, Nana Konadu Boakye Yiadom 1, who was one of the few female Chiefs in Ghana.

There were quite a few other traditional rulers from other parts of the country who graced the occassion to pay their fellow Chief their last respects. All of them had doubtless been  associated with Nana Abakomahene over the years for one reason or the other.

May God bless all of them for coming to mourn with us her surviving blood relatives. And  may God guide and protect those noble traditional royals and their retinues as they journey back to the areas in the country that they oversee.

And on behalf of Nana Konadu Boakye Yiadom's extended family clans from: Abiriw-Akwapim; Adukrom-Akwapim; Akyem Osiem; Akyem Tontro; the Sempe Royal Clan of the branch of the Bruce family descended from Auntie Awura Adjoa Bruce;  and on this blog's own behalf too, one says a big thank you to the many Ghanaians from diverse backgrounds (especially her fellow Akoras - she was a  Kingsley House  scholar and an entertainment prefect - who like her were lucky enough to  attend  the famed Achimota School); and her fellow nurses and midwives, both active and retired, who came in their numbers (three busloads if I remember correctly) to mourn with us and have shown us such compassion since they heard of  the passing away of Nana Konadu Boakye Yiadom.

Above all, may God bless my dear younger sister, Marian Alma Naa Lamiley Thompson, who inherited her organising genius from our late mother, and deployed it to ensure that our darling Mama, who made sure that we both had very happy childhoods, got a befitting funeral and burial. Naa, mo, mo, mo, mo! Wahyadie paaa. 

Finally,  to all who came in their numbers (thousands literally) because somehow their lives were touched by a kind and gentle lady who did good to others discreetly and without fuss, this blog says: Ye da mu nyinaa ase, papaa paa. Onyame enhyira mu yinaa!

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