The Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi on Saturday went dead as final rituals and funeral rites for the late Queenmother of Asanteman, Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, were performed.
Residents of Kumasi were placed under ‘curfew’ yesterday (Saturday) by the Asanteman Council to allow the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and the Asantehemaa, Nana Ama Konadu send the family pot ‘abusua kuruwa’ from Manhyia to the ancestral home at Breman.
The thirteenth (13th) queenmother, who died on November 20, 2016, has since been buried with gold ornaments.
The curfew, which started at exactly 9:00 p.m, yesterday ended at dawn today at 3:00 a.m.
As early as 5:pm just a few cars and people were spotted in town as major streets in the city including Adum, Suame, Atonsu, Bantama,Krofrom, Ashtown and Amakom were deserted.
Many mourners were seen hurrying from the funeral grounds in their homes to beat the curfew.
At about 7:00pm, the Garden City as Kumasi went dead silent to allow the custodian of the land bid his mother a final goodbye.