His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, shook the foundation of Koforidua, the Eastern Region capital with an incredible dance when he attended the funeral of the late Paramount Chief of New Juabeng, Daasebre Professor Emeritus Oti Boateng, and the late Queenmother, Nana Yaa Daani, who were lying in state.
On Monday, the Ghana Education Service's Eastern Regional Directorate ordered all schools in Koforidua to close. This is in light of the anticipated large gathering in Koforidua on Monday for the final funeral ceremonies of the late Daasebre Oti Boateng, the Paramount Chief of New Juaben, and the Queenmother, Nana Yaa Daani.
The New Juabeng Traditional Council has officially written to the Ghana Education Service Directorate, asking for schools to be closed. The Council, wrote to informed the Education Directorate, of the Final Funeral rites of the Late Professor Emeritus Daasebre Oti Boateng, and Nana Yaa Daani II, New Juabenhene and Hema respectively.
Thousands of mourners gathered on Saturday to pay their respects to Daasebre Oti Boateng, the Paramount Chief of New Juaben, and the Queen, Nana Yaa Daani. Former President Kufuor, as well as former and current Ministers of State and other government leaders, paid their respects.
Eastern Regional media giants Bryt FM has confirmed the sad demise of Nana Yaa Daani who is the Paramount Queen Mother for the New Juaben traditional area. According to their reports the death of the Queen Mother happened last night and it brings the number of death in the same Palace to four.