The family of the late Imam of Wa, Dr. Suleman Mahama Haroon Bakuri has rejected a donation from Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The GH¢20,000 from the Vice President was his support for the funeral and burial rites of the late Wa Imam.
The family reveals that they rejected the donated because it came after they had already performed the funeral rites.
They have also accused the Vice President of failing to show up in person to mourn with them when they were bereaved.
This was contained in a release issued by the Head of the Limanyiri Family, Alhaji Issaka Mahama Bawmara, on Friday, September 11.
“Besides, the Vice President never showed up in person to mourn with the family when he paid a visit to the region on the 7th of September 2020.
“The money was only sent through the constituency Chairman of the NPP for Wa Central which is unethical.”
It continues that: “The Regional Minister used the powers vested in him by the Presidency to promote and support a rival faction as they purport to allegedly depose the Imam.
“Isn’t it ironic that neither the President nor his vice found it worthy to attend any of his funeral celebrations nor visit the family to mourn with them even when they visited and toured the Region, yet find it expedient to send money through others to be donated to the family?
“The family however wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the last minute kind gesture by the presidency and wish to state that it, however, came too late when the final funeral rites have been performed.”