We're ready for the funeral of the late Ya-Na - Andani family assures Akufo-Addo

The family of the late Ya-Na Yakubu Andani has assured President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that they will go ahead with his funeral as part of the Dagbon peace process.

Nana Addo with the Andani family

The family said they are prepared to hold the funeral of the late Ya-Naa, Yakubu Andani II, from Friday, 4th January, 2019 amidst reports that they will pull out of the peace process.

This was after the Vo-Naa, Mahamadu Bawa, conveyed the message, on behalf of the Andani Royal family, to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in Accra.

Speaking at the brief ceremony, the Vo-Naa, who is Chairman of the Funeral Committee, noted that “with the final funeral rites of Ya-na Mahamudu Abdulai about to end on Friday, 28th December, 2018, the Andani Royal Family is ready and willing to commence the funeral rites of Ya-Na Yakubu II on 4th January, 2019, and complete it on 18th January, 2019.”

On his part, President Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to the Head of the Andani Royal Family for the message, describing it as one “that everybody in Ghana will be very happy to hear today, and, as coming at the end of the year for those of us who are Christians, can be described as a big Christmas present.”

The President was overjoyed that the process for the holding of the funerals of Naa Mahamadu Abdulai and Naa Yakubu Andani II was going on peacefully.

The children of the late Ya Naa Yakubu Andani also reiterated their commitment to the success of the Dagbon peace process.

“We the children have made it clear that whatever we have to do or we must do to ensure that Dagbon gets lasting peace, not a short-term one, we are out to do it. We are with our President today, and we have made it known that whatever that must be done, as children of the late Ya-Naa, we are ready to do it,” Mohammed Alhassan Andani added.

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