P.V. Obeng’s Remains Laid In State

Some senior members of the NDC Party filing past the body (1)The mortal remains of Mr. Paul Victor Obeng, former Chairman of National Development Planning Commission, was yesterday laid in state at the Banquet Hall of the State House for public viewing.

Sympathisers, including state officials, servicemen, Parliamentarians and people from all walks of life, thronged the State House to pay their last respects to the illustrious statesmen.

Today, many dignitaries would also pay their last respect at the forecourt of the State House before the body is airlifted to Kumasi for a mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica, and then to the family house at Akrokerri, to mark the beginning of burial and final funeral rites on Saturday.

The body, dressed in an immaculate white coat, lay in a brownish oak casket, with a choir singing solemn hymns at the background.

Family members sat at the left side of the body observing proceedings, as sympathizers filed past their loved one.

Outside the hall, traditional drums played dirges being while many who had come to pay their last respects, moved up and down.

Security was tight at the premises and outside the State House to ensure free flow of both vehicular and human traffic within the vicinity.

By Lawrence Markwei

 

 

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