President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an act of mourning and commiseration has donated GH¢100,000 toward the performance of the funeral of the late Queen Mother (Ga Manye) of the Ga State, Naa Dedei Omaedru III.
Ga Manye, Naa Dedei Omaedru III died in December 2022.
A book of condolences was signed and opened by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on June 19, 2023.
Making the presentation on behalf of the president, former Member of Parliament of Tema East, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus Glover expressed the condolences of the president and the state to the bereaved family and the entire Ga State on the passing of the late Queen.
Other items donated included boxes of Malt, Heineken, water, whisky, and other assorted items.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) also donated GH¢10,000 to the funeral activities.
President Akufo-Addo was there in the company of the First Lady Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and the Second Lady Samira Bawumia and other dignitaries were also present.
A delegation from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was also at the funeral grounds, at the Ga Mantse Palace at Kaneshie to commiserate with the Ga state and made generous donations.
Various chiefs from traditional areas across the country were there to mourn with the Ga King and the entire Ga state.
People from diverse backgrounds including the creative arts industry were also present at the funeral.
The Ga Queen Mother, known in private life as Naa Dedei Ablah, was born on April 20, 1934. She is revered for her achievements as well as seeking the welfare of women and girls in the Ga State and beyond.
She became Queen Mother of the Ga state in 1963 at age 29 and was gazetted on November 29, 1968, and ruled for 59 years.
One-time second runner-up in the Miss Ghana beauty contest, she received a number of humanitarian awards throughout her reign, including Excellence in Culture, Chieftaincy and Justice, presented in 2002 by the Gadangme Association International of Philadelphia.