The Vice-President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, joined hundreds of mourners from all parts of Ghana at Seikwa to the funeral of Obaapanin Hagar Akosua Afra, mother of Mr. Johnson Asiedu-Nketia, General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Madam Afra, who died at 95, was born in Seikwa in 1919 in the Brong Ahafo Region to the late Nana Kwasi Kuma Tsobia, a farmer of the Gyaase Royal family, and Yaa Addae of the Akwamu Family, both of Seikwa.
She was popularly known as Kwaafora and was survived by seven of her eight children, 41 grandchildren and 51 great grandchildren.
The Veep, who led the government delegation, was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur.
Other dignitaries present at the burial service were, Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Chairman of NDC, with National Executives of the NDC, Ministers of State, Members of Parliament (MPs) and Ambassadors.
There were also hundreds of NDC supporters, representatives of the other local political parties- the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP) and People’s National Convention (PNC) – as well as delegations from the various political parties in La Cote d’Ivoire.
The children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren all paid solemn tributes to honour their departed loved one.
Pastor Kingsley Anokye of the Seikwa Circuit of the Pentecost Church, in a sermon, called on Christians to rededicate their lives to Christ by turning away from sins.
He said, “For it is appointed unto man to die once and after that judgment,” he quoted Hebrews 9:27. “Ghanaians must commit their lives to the Lord for him to keep their souls,” he admonished all present.