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One Week Observation Of Dead NPP Man’s Son Turns Into Massive Celebration At Akyim Asuom


The African traditional settings demand that the announcement of the death of an individual must present a sad moment to everyone who is near and far. People shed tears and others are unable to stand the shock that comes with the announcement. When the dead is a close relative, the feeling is a different thing altogether because the thought of not seeing the person again is enough to be sad.

It is not very common to see a massive celebration at the one-week observation of the dead when family members and loved ones are supposed to be mourning. This is the situation at Akyim Asuom Asesewa Market where the one-week observation of twenty-five-year-old Kelvin Abeyeta who is popularly known as Yaw Abenkwan is being held.



The young man who is a son to a leading NPP member in the area known as Kofi Abrefa Busia met his untimely death at Ankaase in Eastern Region when he got drowned in a mining pit. The family, including his father, have since disregarded the drowning report and indicated that the young man was killed. They want the police to dig deeper into the death and find out the real cause.

His one-week observation has been held and the young people in the area who were mainly his friends have observed the day in a grand style. Sound systems were available at the venue and that got many of the young people into activating their dancing moves. The males could be seen in close physical contact with the females and many are wondering if they are indeed sad for the passing of the young man. They are rather in a massive celebration instead of being sad.

A friend to the deceased, Kojo Owusu indicated that they have a special way of observing the one-week celebration of the departed and that is what is happening. They believe that it is not prudent to be sad when the person is already dead. With this, the massive celebration at the one-week observation is understandable in their tradition and there is nothing wrong with it.

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