Pres Akufo-Addo condoles with family of Ama Ata Aidoo renowned author gets state-assisted funeral

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Following the sad demise of renowned Ghanaian author, poet, and playwright Professor Ama Ata Aidoo, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent his heartfelt condolences to the Ogyadze Asona Family of Abora Nkwanta and Abeadze Kyeakor.

Professor Ama Ata Aidoo “has brought a lot of honor to our country by her works, her personality, and by the cause that she stood for,” the President claims.

The government has volunteered to provide her with a respectable and appropriate State-assisted funeral in recognition of her contributions to literary culture and fight for the rights of Ghanaian and African women.

When the late stateswoman’s family officially informed the President of her passing and the funeral arrangements for the former Secretary for Education under the former PNDC administration of President Jerry John Rawlings today, Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the President made this known.

According to the delegation, which was led by Ebusuapanyin Kwamena Essandoh Aidoo, she would be laid to rest in Accra on July 13, 2023, and taken to her hometown of Abeadze Kyeakor in the Mfantseman Municipality in the Central Region the following day. On July 15, 2023, the final funeral services and burial will take place. A memorial service at the Good Shepherd Methodist Church will follow.

“I knew Ama Ata Aidoo quite well. We were contemporaries at the University. We met as young people when we were both at Legon and from that time, we maintained a reasonable relationship. I was one of her admirers. Outstanding writer, advocate for womens’ cause and the cause of Africans; the progressive people around the world,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Describing her as one of the most distinguished Ghanaians of our generation, the President solemnly stated that, the dates for her last passage rites, “will give the opportunity for myself and the people of Ghana, to pay our due respects and express our appreciation and gratitude for her life. A life strongly dedicated to the progress of Ghana.”


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