The event marked the culmination of a three-day mourning period that commenced on Wednesday to honour the memory of the late Sunyani Paramount Chief, who passed away in July 2022 after reigning for over 42 years.
The Vice President was accompanied by notable figures including Dr Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central and the Minister for Health; Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, Member of Parliament for Sunyani West and Minister of Employment and Labour Relations; Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, Bono Regional Minister; Mr. John Ansu Kumi, Sunyani Municipal Chief Executive, and other executive members of the New Patriotic Party in the Bono Region.
Prior to the funeral proceedings, Nana Akosua Duaa Asor Sika Brayie II, the Paramount Queen Mother of the Sunyani Traditional Area, extended a warm welcome to Vice President Bawumia and his delegation at the BoahenKorkor palace, where the funeral took place.
On behalf of Nana Kwaku Sarbeng II, the ‘Akwamuhene' of Sunyani and acting President of the Sunyani Traditional Council, she made a heartfelt request to Vice President Bawumia.
She urged him to facilitate the consideration by Cabinet to name the Sunyani Regional Hospital after the late paramount chief once it is officially upgraded to a teaching hospital.
Additionally, she appealed to the government for the speedy completion of the Sunyani Ring Road project, which has faced delays since its recommendation in September 2020.
The passing of Nana Nkrawiri II was publicly announced in July 2023 at the Sunyani old palace by Nana Kwasi Apraku, the ‘Apomasu' god fetish priest of Atronie in the Sunyani Municipality. Born on May 31, 1946, the late Nana Nkrawiri II was 76 years old at the time of his demise.
He ascended to the chieftaincy of Sunyani on March 17, 1980, succeeding his late maternal uncle, Nana Kwaku Yeboah.
As a gesture of respect and support for the funeral, Vice President Bawumia and his delegation made contributions that included assorted drinks, packs of bottled water, and a cash donation of GH₵10,000.00.
- Reporting by Benjamin Akoto: Editing by Adewale Adejoke