Memorial mass held for late ‘Sunyanimanhemaa’

By
Nana Osei Kyeretwie/Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Sunyani, Oct. 18,
GNA – A memorial church service for the repose of the soul of the late Nana Yaa
Nyamaa Puduo II, the Paramount Queen of Sunyani Traditional Area, was on early
Friday morning held in Sunyani.

The service
(Memorial Mass) was organised at the Christ the King Cathedral and was attended
by the members of the Boahen Korkor Royal Family of Sunyani, friends and
sympathisers.

It preceded her one
week funeral rite which is being observed today from 0800 hours to 1800 hours
at the forecourt of the “Asonomu’ Palace, ‘Asufufu’ a suburb of Sunyani.

The ‘Omanhemaa’
(Paramount Queen), a devout and devoted Catholic worshipped at the Cathedral
throughout her lifetime.

In a homily, Very
Reverend Father Williams Kyere, the Administrator of the Cathedral, described
Nana Puduo II as a ‘Woman of Substance” who led an exemplary life worthy of
emulation.

Monsignor Richard
Kyeremeh, a former Administrator of the Cathedral, who was the main celebrant
of the mass, attested that Nana Puduo II “bore good fruit”, saying God had
ended her mission on earth and called her to His eternal kingdom.

He entreated the
gathering to learn from her good works 
by avoiding bickering, undermining, backbiting, divisive tendencies,
hatred, enmity and “bury our differences and live in unity to promote peace and
love” for the continuous and speedy progress of the Sunyani Traditional Area.

Nana Puduo II, born
in 1955 and a mother of four died on Thursday August 1, 2019 at the Sunyani
Regional Hospital of an undisclosed ailment.

Known in private
life as Helena Akosua Yeboaa, Nana Puduo II was enstooled in 1972 and ruled for
47 years. She succeeded her grandmother, Nana Afua Yeboaa II who died in the
same year (1972).

GNA

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