The week-long royal funeral and burial rites of the Kwahumanhene, Dasebre Akuamoah Boateng II, has begun at the Abene Palace, the paramountcy of the Kwahu Traditional Area.
A large number of chiefs, Kwahu citizens at home and beyond, public officials, friends and well wishes filed past the body at the Palace on Tuesday to give the well-respected chief their last respects.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Members of Parliament for Nkawkaw, Mpraeso and Abetifi, Mr Eric Darfour, Mr Seth Acheampong and Mr Peter Peprah and some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters, were among the mourners.
Former President Kufuor, who was the Omanhene?s school mate at Prempeh College in Kumasi, later signed the book of condolence at the Palace.
Members of Prempeh College Old Boys Association, led by its President, Mr Kwabena Fosuhene Asante, with the headmaster of the school, Mr Kwabena Yeboah, and the immediate Past President of the Association, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, and members of Yaa Asantewaa Old Girls Association were also at the funeral.
Daasebre Boateng died in September last year, at the age of 80, having ruled for 42 years as the President of the Kwahu Traditional Council.
He started his basic education at Abene and completed at Nkwatia Government School. He then proceeded to the Prempeh College for his secondary education, and later went to the University of Ghana-Legon, and the Ghana Law School, where he graduated as a legal practitioner.
The late Daasebre Boateng, was in October 1971, enstooled as the Kwahu Manhene and was later elected President of the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs on two consecutive times- from 1982-1989.
He was also elected vice president of the National House of Chiefs from 1985-1988.