Apart from the confusion over whether the late former president should be buried in Accra or his hometown, the family is also split over his original hometown. While the Nkumakyereba family in Cape Coast is demanding that the body of the late president be brought to Cape Coast, another faction at Ekumfi Otuam is saying the former leader is from Otuam.
Abusuapanin Ato Harry Brew said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Thursday that the late president Mills’ mother hailed from Nkumakyereba in Cape Coast and therefore he must be buried there.
He added that, the family of Nkumakyereba practise the matrilineal system of inheritance and therefore does not have any relationship with the Otuam family, so far as the funeral arrangements of the late President is concerned.
Meanwhile the Otuam faction has threatened to place an injunction on the late President’s burial if government failed to involve them in the planning of the funeral arrangements.
But Abusuapanyin Ato Harry Brew told host of Ekosii Sen Kojo Asare Baffour Acheampong that they support any decision that the government and the Funeral Committee will take, concerning the funeral arrangements.
He denied earlier reports suggesting that government has allegedly agreed to hand over the body of the late President the family after an initial burial by the State.
Source Asempa News Ghana