The Eastern Regional Directorate of Ghana Education Service has ordered the closure of all schools in Koforidua on Monday.

This is in view of the huge crowd expected in Koforidua on Monday for observance of the final funeral rites of the late Daasebre Oti Boateng who was the Paramount Chief of New Juaben and the Queenmother, Nana Yaa Daani.

Besides, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene is scheduled to sit in state on Monday, as the final funeral rites are performed prior to their internment.

On Saturday, President Akufo-Addo, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and former President J.A. Kufuor joined thousands of mourners to pay their last respects

GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral

Past and present Ministers of State and government officials also paid their last respects.

The President and the Vice President signed the book of condolence opened at the Yiadom Hwediem Palace in memory of the late Paramount Chief and Queen as part of the week of traditional burial rites for the departed royals.

GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral

Daasebre Oti Boateng, aged 83, reigned from 1992 until August, 2021 when he joined the ancestors while the queen Nana Yaa Daani 67 reigned from 2000 until her demise early this year.

GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral

Mourners from all walks of life clad in red and black thronged the Yiadom Hwediem Palace and funeral grounds to mourn the late chief and queen according to tradition.

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GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral
GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral
GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral
GES closes schools in Koforidua due to Daasebre Oti Boateng’s funeral