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The traditional Ghanaian attire "Kaba and Slit" was dominant at the funeral of the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC) on Friday, July 27.

     Most of the women who attended the funeral, were dressed in the popular Ghanaian traditional attire, with different shapes and styles, as they paid their last respect to the former Vice President.

    The women used the official funeral cloth with the inscription, “W’Aye bi” meaning you have done your best, an obvious farewell message to the former vice president.

    The men on the other hand, used the official cloth for shirts, which was also in different shapes and styles, as some came with long and short sleeves, with some having what is called "jumper" to match a pair of khaki or jeans trousers.

    However, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, were in black suits during the function.

     Mr Koku Anyidoho, the Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was spotted in the official attire with the inscription “Asomdwe Hene” which was used for the funeral of the late Former President John Evan Atta-Mills.

     The State Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were seen in a traditional cloth named “Obaatanpa Anka Tena Yen Kyen Kakra” meaning good mother should have stayed with us for a while and were seen distributing the funeral brochure.

    Staff of the Bank of Ghana where the deceased worked previously were in their 60th anniversary cloth to pay their last respect to their former boss.

    Some dignitaries were seen in smock, while some public servants including the Ghana Armed Forces, Ghana Navy, the Zoomlion, wore their normal uniforms.

 Other sympathizers worn different traditional attires namely “Asem Asa”, Asem Kese Aba Fie”, “Se Asa” for the funeral.

     There were others who wore party attires of the National Democratic Congress contrary to the normal funeral attires with the Late Amissah- Arthur’s picture tag.

    Some traders used the occasion as an opportunity to make money for themselves by displaying and selling out NDC party paraphernalia.
Source: GNA

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