The burial ceremony for the mortal remains of Carmen Afana Ntutumu Ayi began with eh arrival of the First Lady of the Nation, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, who joined the Ntutumu family at this time of sadness and consternation.
The First Lady placed a wreath before the coffin of the deceased, as a mark of solidarity and affection towards the family.
Two bishops from different dioceses performed the funeral acts; Monsignor Juan Matogo Oyana, Bishop from the Diocese of Bata Litoral, and Monsignor Calixto Paulino Abaga Obono, from the Diocese of Evinayong. The two were assisted in turn by fifty priests from various parishes.
Monsignor Juan Matogo Oyana read passages from the books of the Letter of St. Paul to the Romans and the Gospel according to St. John. Following his words, the funeral cortAge went to the family vault in order to bury the mortal remains of Carmen Afana.
Carmen Afana Ntutumu Ayi, daughter of Moises Ntutumu and Maria Teres Ayi, was born on 14th July 1950, in the people’s council of Mikan Concentrado. She studied in Mikan, and completed her studies in the Carlos Lwanga Institute in Bata Litoral. She leaves behind eight children, thirty-two grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea