New Juaben Queen Mother joins ancestors at 70
Queen Mother of New Juaben Traditional Area within the Eastern Region of Ghana Nana Yaa Daani II has joined her ancestors at 70 years.
The demise of the Queen Mother reportedly occurred on Monday, 3 January, 2022 at a hospital after battling illness for over a year.
Born in 1952, the late Nana Yaa Daani II was a trained Nurse but failed to practice over the fear of blood.She engaged in various trading activities in Ghana, Nigeria Togo and became a successful businesswoman.
Nana Yaa Daani known in private life as Nana Afua Serwaa was enstooled Queen Mother in year 2000 for New Juaben.
The death of the Paramount Queen Mother occurred five months after the Omanhene of the same New Juaben Traditional Area Daasebre Prof. Emeritus Oti Boateng joined his ancestors and is yet to be buried.
Two Sub-Chiefs of New Juaben also died as Omanhene was pronounced dead in the New Juaben Traditional Area in the Eastern Region has been thrown into a state of grief as three chiefs including the Daasebre Prof.Emeritus Oti Boateng died last year. The death of the Queen Mother brings the number of traditional rulers who have died from last year to this year to four (4).
The Oyokohene Nana Kodua Kesse II who was Adontehene, and Okogyeaman Ankomah Basapong Suhyenhene and Mponuahene of the New Juaben Traditional area died months apart in the year 2021.
The late Okyokohene who was a former Council of State member was however buried in December 2021.
The late queen mother was born to Nana Ama Amoakoa, the daughter of the late queen mother of Juaben, Nana Afia Serwaa. She grew up in Konongo, where she attended her middle school education in 1969.
After that, she wrote Common Entrance Exam, where she had admission to the Agogo Nursing Training College but dropped out after 6 months. Nana Yaa Daani relocated to Teshie-Nungua within the Greater Accra Region, where she assisted her older sister to sell smoked fish.
Nana later travelled to Lagos in Nigeria for greener pastures but returned to trade in foodstuffs after six months.
She is a staunched Catholic. In an interview with Koforidua based GBC Sunrise FM some five years ago before her demise, the late Queen Mother claimed God revealed to her in a dream through Most Rev. Palmer-Buckle, then Bishop of Koforidua Diocese she will become the next Queen mother of New Juaben traditional area.
The New Juaben Traditional Council is lacing boots to meet on Thursday, where they will officially announce the death of Daasebre Oti Boateng.
The council led by the Kontinhene, Baffuor Nyantakyi Tutu Boateng 11-who is acting as the chief-will use the moment to deliberate on the demise of the Queen Mother.