The Manhyia Palace has announced the passing of the Hiahene of the Asantehene, Oheneba Agyeman Atweneboanda.
Oheneba Agyeman Atweneboanda was 87 years old.
The demise of Oheneba Agyeman Atweneboanda was announced by Manhyia after the Asantehene was officially informed in line with the traditions and customs of the Asante people.
A statement from the Manhyia Palace confirmed the sad news of the former traditional leader, international banker, diplomat and sportsman.
“A distinguished international banker, diplomat, and sportsman, Oheneba Atweneboanda retired as an Executive Director of the African Development Bank before his enstoolment.
“He was an accomplished footballer in his youth, playing for many years for Asante Kotoko Sporting Club alongside his brother, the late Asebi Boakye.
“Oheneba Atwenebroanda succeeded the late Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, the celebrated uncle of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, in 1998”.