• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Cedi Depreciation: Presidency imports foreign coffin into Ghana for private funeral

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has flown a foreign coffin into Ghana to assist in the burial of comedienne Afia Schwarzenegger’s father.

Despite the fact that thousands of coffin producers in Ghana produce high-quality coffins in order to support the local economy and strengthen the Ghana Cedi, this is the case.

The Ghana Cedi, which is rapidly depreciating due to large imports and a desire for foreign goods, has lost 14.44 percent against the US Dollar since the beginning of the year and is one of Africa’s worst performing currencies in early 2022. On the retail market, the cedi is worth roughly Ghc7.22 to the dollar, although some currency bureaus and banks are selling it for more.

The import of the Coffin into Ghana was made possible by the Chief of Staff using her network to allow the Coffin to be flown into Ghana, putting even more pressure on the depreciating Ghana Cedi. This was after Afia Schwarzenegger’s “connection man” paid for it and instructed her to arrange her own transportation from outside to Ghana.

According to sources, the Office of the President’s Chief of Staff stepped in at the last minute and used her clout to bring the Coffin into Ghana on a special flight.

Mrs. Frema Osei-Opare also contributed Ghc50,000 to the funeral that took place in the Ashanti Region during the weekend.

On Instagram, Afia Schwarzenegger confirmed the coffin import:

“A caring mother who takes care of her children. What would I have done if it hadn’t been for you? I’m not sure how my father’s coffin would have arrived in the country if it hadn’t been for you. I’m on my knees, and I’d like to express my gratitude to you. Thank you very much, my mother. God’s blessings… You handed me 50,000 cedis and requested me to advise you of any more costs…which additional costs after such a large sum? People told me that God will bless me since I gave my father a proper funeral. “I split such blessings in half and give you half.” she penned

All of this comes after the Chief of Staff donated Ghc5,000 to the Children’s Hospitals and Ghc2000 to the Akropong School for the Blind, both of which are small sums in comparison to the Ghc50,000 raised for the Comedienne’s funeral.

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