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Ama Ata Aidoo to be laid to rest mid-July


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The family of legendary author Ama Ata Aidoo have announced that she will be buried on mid-July.

Final funeral rites are scheduled to begin from Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 16.

This was made known on Wednesday, June 14 when the family called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House to inform him about burial arrangements.

“I am happy that the arrangements you have made for her funeral will allow me to attend the laying-in-state,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He announced that the state will assist in the funeral ceremony.

“Even before you came here, I had made the decision that she should be given  a state-assisted burial. She deserves it, and it will give myself and the people of Ghana the opportunity to pay our last respects.”

Professor Ama Ata Aidoo died on Wednesday, May 31 after a short illness.

She contributed tremendously to Ghanaian folklore by way of her literary works.




source: 3news