Family Clash over Funeral Plans of Ga Manye’s Kin Secures Injunction As Court Okays Funeral Rites to Commence

family clash over funeral plans of ga manye's kin secures injunction as court okays funeral rites

Tensions rise as the family of the Ga Manye, Naa Dedei Omaedru III, issues a stern warning to halt the Ga Traditional Council’s proceeding with the funeral service for their deceased relative but the court has asked that the funeral rites commence

The family claims exclusion from the funeral preparations, despite numerous attempts to engage with the Traditional Council. The court however quashed the injuction and asked that the funeral rites commence from today 26th -28th of October 2023, and businesses have now been asked to close on Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.

To underscore their protest, the family, led by the head and six others, has obtained an interim injunction against the scheduled funeral set for Saturday, October 28. This legal move aims to stall the proceedings and address their grievances regarding the perceived sidelining in the funeral arrangements.

Contrary to the family’s legal intervention, a member of the funeral committee, Nii Ayikoi Otoo, remains adamant that the funeral will proceed as planned. He argues that the committee has not been officially served with the injunction, maintaining that preparations continue unaffected.

In an exclusive interview with Umaru Amadu Sanda on Eyewitness News at Citi FM, Abdul Salam, a representative of the Ga Manye family, acknowledged that the Ga Traditional Council has not been formally served with the injunction. Importantly, he clarified that the injunction applies to both the remains and the funeral proceedings, emphasizing the family’s comprehensive stance on the matter.

As the legal and familial clashes unfold, the situation adds complexity to the funeral arrangements and highlights the need for resolution between the Ga Manye family and the Ga Traditional Council.



As you have heard, the programme for the burial of Naa Dedei Omaedru III as planned by the Ga Traditional Council is proceeding notwithstanding whatever distractions have come to the attention of the public.

  • The programme starts from today;24th October 2023 with Asafo companies parading the streets amidst firing of musketry They are already on the streets
  • On Wednesday 25th October Market women in a procession will present Foodstuffs and other items to the Ga Traditional Council from 1pm.There will be cultural display music and dance and story telling ;
  • On Thursday 26th October 2023 the cultural display, music & dance and story telling with Asafatsemei and Asafoianyemei will continue.

    On Friday the 27th of OCTOBER 2023,we shall keep a Vigil.This will start in the morning with Asafo companies displaying amidst the firing of musketry.

  • Then from 6pm the Clergy will be here for a short service for the repose of the soul of Ga Manye. There will also be viewing.
    The Asafoatsemei and Asafoianyemei will continue cultural display,music and dance and story telling throughout the night
  • On Saturday the 28th October 2023 which is the burial day there will be an interdenominational Burial service. which will start from 9 am to 11.00
  • After the Service there will be Traditional Burial Rites which will involve the Asafoatsemei and Asafoianyemei companies parading the coffin through the principal streets of Accra under the direction of the Municipal Security Council and the MMTD.
    As we are all aware a private burial will then take place
    No commercial activities should take place on Saturday 28th 2023.
  • On Sunday 29th October 2023, there will be a Thanksgiving Service at Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Anglican Church off the John Atta Mills High Street at 10am. Other Traditional rites will continue after the service.

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