The CEO of Kenpong Group, Kennedy Agyepong aka ‘Kenpong’, has officially invited the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to the funeral of his mother, the late, Janet Yaa Biamah, 68.
The Ankobeahene, Baffuor Kwame Kusi II, led Kenpong’s high-powered delegation, which included family members, friends and old footballers, to convey the sad news to the Asantehene, at the Manhyia Palace on Thursday.
Baffuor Kusi II said Kenpong see the Asantehene as his father, hence the visit to the seat of the Asantehene, to inform Otumfuo about the death, which occurred on January 29, 2016, and to also invite Otumfuo to the funeral rites.
He said the late Janet Yaa Biamah would be laid in state on Saturday May 28, at 4am, followed by burial service at Kwawu Mpraeso Sports Stadium and internment at the Apostolic Cemetery, Mpraeso, on the same day.
The Ankobeahene announced that the final funeral rites of Kenpong’s mother would be held at the Mpraeso Sports Stadium from 1pm to 6pm, adding that the thanksgiving service would take place on Sunday, May 29, at the Apostolic Church of Ghana, Mpraeso.
He said the family would after the church service converge at the Ohene Nana Classic Hotel, Mpraeso for the final funeral rites, adding that Kenpong’s respectfully invites Otumfuo to the solemn event to make it grand.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, consoled Kenpong and his family over the painful loss of the late Janet Yaa Biamah, assuring that he (Otumfuo) would send a high-powered delegation of chiefs to represent him at the funeral.
He urged Kenpong and his family to take heart in this trying moment, assuring them that he (Asantehene) and the entire Asanteman, are with them and would play leading roles to ensure a befitting funeral for Kenpong’s mother.
Among the old footballers that accompanied Kenpong to the Manhyia Palace included Opoku Nti, Kotoko CEO, Rev. Osei Kofi, W.K. Mfum, Dogo Moro and Abukari Gariba.