A prototype of the casket that was used to bury music icon Michael Jackson last week landed by air at the Kotoka International Airport, the first of its kind to land on the African continent.
The casket is headed for the scenic town of Nkoranza in the Brong Ahafo Region for the burial of Madam Abena Achiaa (Achiaa FM), who died on 16th March this year at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The late Abena Achiaa, who died at the age of seventy-one, was the CEO of Achiaa FM at Nkoranza.
She is the mother of Ghanaian business magnate Nick Danso, described as one of Ghana’s most enterprising young businessmen.
Mr. Danso is the owner of Ghana Link, the Royal Nick Hotels chain, the Royal Light chain, Nick TC Scan (Ghana and Seirra Leone), Alic Inspection Company, Export Gold Ethanol Inspection Company, Global Export Company of Guinea Bissau, Misyl Energy BDC, Nick Petroleum and several other companies.
Michael Jackson’s casket was produced by Batesville Casket Company of Batesville, Indiana, USA. It is the world’s largest manufacturer of caskets. The model chosen is called the Promethean, a highly polished 14 carat gold-plated bronze casket said to cost in the $30,000 range and has a flame blue velvet interior.
Batesville has provided caskets for many high-end clients including US Presidents, sports figures and of course many in the entertainment business recent examples being James Brown and Farrah Fawcett.