Funeral rites of His Royal Highnes the late, paramount chief of Agortime Traditional Area Agotime, Nene Nuer Keteku Ill, has slated for Friday November 12 to Sunday November 21, 2021.
The traditional funeral rites of the late chief will take place at Agotime Kpetoe in the Volta Region of the Republic of Ghana.
The press statement by the Agotime Traditional Area and Funeral Planning Committee notes that the funeral will span for a period of 10 days characterised with series of customary and traditional activities by all 37 towns and villages of Agotime, Ghana and Togo.
In line with his status, the awe-inspiring firing of musketry in recent memories by War Lords of Agotime will take place on Friday 19th November 2021 at 9am at the E.P. JHS Park, Kpetoe.
This will be followed by a royal funeral and burial service on Saturday, 20th November 2021 at the same venue and time. In attendance will be Government Ministers, Members of Parliament, clergy, Chiefs and Queen Mothers from around the world, as well as Citizens, and friends of Agotime from the diaspora.
In line with custom, he will lay in State for three (3) days.
Public viewing of his remains by “dignitaries” will start from Friday, 1 9th November 2021 at 9am under strict traditional protocols.
As Custodian of Ewe Kete, his regalia will include a 425year-old piece of Agbamevor (Kete) from the Royal Heirloom of the Akumase Clan of Agotime. As one of the only three Konors in Ghana, his funeral will also re-ignite traditional ties and bonds with the KIOS and Avatimes.
Citizens, Sympathizers, Tourists and Visitors who would like to participate in the funeral are advised to dress appropriately in line with the customs and traditions of natives of Agotime.
All COVID-19 protocols will be strictly observed.
Pix: Nene Nuer Keteku Ill, Konor Paramount Chief of Agotime Traditional