Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah has denied reports that he instructed the various district, municipal and metropolitan assemblies in the region to contribute towards his father’s funeral.
According to the report by 3news, an amount of GH¢49, 000 is supposed to be paid by the assemblies to support the interment of the late Nana Boanyina Adusei Mensah II.
The 3news report further said the decision for the assemblies to dig deep into their coffers to support the funeral was taken at a meeting by the dean of MMDCEs and MMDCDs in the region.
However, in a statement, the Minister said he has made no such request from the assemblies.
He described the circular as concocted.
“He has not instructed any Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to make any payment in support of his father’s funeral or any other funeral.
“Please disregard and consider as not true any such information as the purported letter did not have the seal of the Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC),” the letter said.