Hon. Bryan Acheampong Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency in the Eastern Region and the Eastern regional minister were among the scores of top-notch people who stormed Nkwatia in the Eastern Region on saturday to bid farewell to the late Nkwatiahene who doubles as the Kwahu Sanaahene, Nana Atuobi Yiadom.
Also present at the event were some members of parliament from the various political parties, prominent chiefs from all over the country, seasoned politicians and people from all walks of life.
Atuobi Yiadom was buried midnight amidst curfew at the Royal cemetery at Nkwatia.
The entire township of Nkwatia and the nearby towns were filled with a lot of people who were clad in black attire, mourning the departed traditional leader throughout the 7days set aside to mourn the chief.
Most shops in Nkwatia were closed as a sign of paying homage to the late traditional leader. Virtually all the people in the town converged at the chief’s palace to pay their last respect to their departed chief.
The Member of Parliament for the area, was met at the funeral grounds with a rousing welcome most of whom were heard chanting his name, amid the firing of musketry, beating of tradition drums.
Hon. Bryan Acheampong was first taken to where the body of the late chief had been laid in state to pay his last respect.
The MP and his entourage of high-powered government officials, after paying homage to the late chief, proceeded to the funeral grounds to pay homage to the Kwahu overlord, who was surrounded by sub-chiefs and elders.