The Manhyia Palace has revoked its decision to impose a curfew throughout Kumasi as part of the final funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Kobi Serwah Ampem II, scheduled for Saturday, 9 December 2017.
At a press conference Tuesday by Otumfuo Kyeamehene, Nana Nsuase Poku Agyeman III, announcement of the new arrangement from the advice of Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu II was made.
Nana Nsuase Agyeman stated that, some residents will still have to be indoors to pave way for the Asatehene and Asantehemaa will send ‘’Aberewa Kuruwa ‘’ to breman.
The affected residents are those living around the Manhyia Palace through Traffic Light, Apagyafiem, Dr. Mensah to Kejetia, the stretch from Kejetia through Suame Roundabout to Breman.
Otumfuo has also directed the committee to reverse its earlier decision for all stores and shops within the Kumasi metropolis to be closed on Monday, 4 December, and Tuesday, 5 December, where traditional wailing and firing of muskets from the Manhyia Palace to Adum, will take place.
According to the Kyeamehene , the Asante monarch did not want to inconvenience his people as Christmas draws near and therefore, directed the committee to reverse the earlier decision and allow his people to trade on the said dates.