General News of 2014-08-16

Photos: PV Obeng goes home

A state funeral filled with touchy music, heartfelt eulogies, and Biblical admonitions, was held for the former politician and statesman, Mr Paul Victor Obeng in Accra on Friday. A motley of other dignitaries from far and near, and hundreds of other mourners turned up at the forecourt of the State House where the state funeral was held. Also in attendance were President John Mahama and wife, Vice President Amissah Arthur and wife, and the two former Presidents, Jerry Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, the Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Georgina Theodora Wood, and members of Parliament. Mr Obeng popularly known as P.V., who transcended national politics to become an icon, died suddenly on May 17 this year in Accra at the age of 67. The widow, Mrs Rose Obeng, accompanied by her children and family members took turns to pay their last respects. Mrs Obeng shed tears uncontrollably as two family members held her hands. The sister of the deceased, Mrs Charlotte Abana could not holdback her tears as she read the biography of her brother, who she described as a pillar of the family, and an admirable national asset. Just after the service, the casket draped in the national colours, was taken into a hearse and driven to the Air Force Base for the journey to Kumasi for another church service later in the afternoon before continuing by road to his native Adansi- Akrokerri for the customary burial and final funeral rites Saturday. click photosSource: GhanaWeb
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