Final journey for PV Obeng

The body of Paul Victor Obeng or PV Obeng arrived in Kumasi this afternoon as he made his final journey to his resting place.
Customary burial and final funeral rites for the late politician, who passed away suddenly on May 17, will be performed on Saturday, August 16, in Akrokerri.
The thanksgiving service will be held on Sunday, August 17.
Tomorrow’s event will mark the end of a week of remembrance services which started on Tuesday this week with a Night of Tributes at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where he was Chairman of the Governing Council.
A remembrance service was held on Thursday at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Community Two, Tema.
The body was laid in state at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Accra later that day for public viewing.
This morning, Friday, at a state funeral held for the former politician and statesman, President John Dramani Mahama described the deceased as “an extraordinary connector to the society.”
Also in attendance was the Vice President, Mr Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur, as well as politicians, diplomats, family members and well-wishers.
Tributes have continued to pour in for the late PV Obeng.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the PNDC administration who served alongside the late PV Obeng, Dr Obed Asamoah, said his death “is a great loss to Ghana” and that he was “one of the rare gems Ghana has ever produced”, adding that it will be difficult to replace him.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor said the late P.V. Obeng had great concern for his nation and her development and was a virtual Prime Minister.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings said the death of P.V. has left a void in his heart and he is very saddened.

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