The late Owoahene Adwoa Ahyiah, mother of Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area, who doubles as National House of Chiefs President was on Saturday, November 20, 2021, laid to rest at Sefwi Anhwiaso in the Western North Region.
Many dignitaries including: high government officials, Members of Parliament, MMDCE’s, Political stalwarts, Religious and Traditional leaders attended the burial ceremony to pay their last respect to late Owoahene Adwoa Ahyiah who passed on 1st March, 2020 at Divine Hospital in Bibiani, at 95.
Biography of late Owoahene Adwoa AhyiahObaapanin Monica Ahyiah Gyabeng, popularly known and called Owoahene Adwoa Ahyiah was born in September, 1925 to Opanin Kwaku Gyabeng and Obaapanin Ama Bayo (Both of bless memory) at then Sefwi Baananu, near Sefwi Kumkumso.
Unfortunately, Owoahene Adwoa Ahyiah could not get the opportunity to have formal education.
At age ten, she left her parents to stay with her auntie, Obaapanin Yaa Asantewaa at Sefwi Basiekro. She assisted her auntie diligently both at home and on the farm.
Not long, her auntie was enstooled as Paramount Queen of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area.Owoahene Adwoa Ahyiah did not marry early as a results of her mother’s insistence and also her obedience to the Queen mother whom she was staying with at the Palace.
However, Eno Ahyiah finally found her better half, Nana Kofi Adjei and got married in 1949.
God blessed their marriage with eleven children; six males and five females, the eldest now Ogyeahohoo Yaw Gyebi II, Paramount Chief of Sefwi Anhwiaso Traditional Area.
“Moni” Ahyiah did all she could to support her late husband take their children through formal education. She main occupation was farming, however she also engaged in kenkey making and fish mongering.
Despite her busy schedule, she did not relegate her role as mother and wife.Although, she was brought out in the Omanhene’s Palace, she did not forget her marker. Together with her husband were baptized into St. John The Baptist Anglican Church in Sefwi Anhwiaso.
Even in old age, when wasn’t very capable of doing several physical activities, Obaapanin Ahyiah was always on yearning to join the congregation at the Anglican Church to worship God, especially when any of her children invited her at Anhwiaso.
Obaapanin Adwoa Ahyiah lived a modest but fulfilled life and had a very cordial relationship with her external family members and her neighbours until her maker called her home on 1st March, 2020.
We need you but we know maker needs you more.Moni Ahyiah dayieOwoahen, Nyame mafa wo nsie yie Demirifa Due.
By: Daniel Akwasi Nuako, Bibiani