Auntie Muni, a well-known vendor of waakye, a Ghanaian specialty prepared from rice and beans and frequently accompanied with vegetable sauce, has pas
Auntie Muni, a well-known vendor of waakye, a Ghanaian specialty prepared from rice and beans and frequently accompanied with vegetable sauce, has passed away.
The renowned waakye seller as per reports by Asaase Radio, passed away today, Wednesday, January 3, 2023, at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in Accra.
The cause of her death is not immediately known, but a family source confirmed she died following a brief illness.
Arafat, Auntie Muni’s son, informed Asaase Radio that her funeral would take place on Wednesday, January 3 in Tamale, in the Northern Region.
“Mum was ill and complaining of discomfort,”
“Mummy was sick, she was complaining of pain, so we took her to the SNNIT Hospital…., there was complications, so she asked that they discharge her.
“When they discharged her, after two days, we realised she was still not feeling well. So we rushed her to the University of Ghana Medical Centre for medical attention and this morning at 3 am she passed away,” Arafat is quoted to have said on the Asaase Breakfast Show.
About Auntie Muni:
Auntie Muni hails from Tamale in the Northern Region. She was educated up to middle school and moved to Accra a little over 20 years ago after some misunderstanding with her husband.
She left her banku and gari and beans business which was doing quite well in Tamale to help her aunt in the ‘waakye’ business in Accra, before eventually taking over.
According to her, when she took over, she was operating from home until her customers persuaded her to move out to the roadside where she could be more visible.
She disclosed that although her waakye business is largely successful, there are occasional challenges. Auntie Muni recalled that three years ago, business was so bad for six months that her children advised her to quit, but she remained resolute until it picked up again.
Auntie Muni Waakye, located at Labone, is the most popular ‘waakye’ joint in the capital.
She once disclosed in an interview that top government officials including the children of ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor, former President John Dramani Mahama, musicians, top businessmen and ordinary Ghanaians patronise her meal daily.