Health authorities in the Ashanti Region are keeping some distance away from the laying in state and burial of Obour’s father who was allegedly tested positive for Covid-19 few months ago.
His father, Nana Boansi Ose Kuffuor who is also the chief for Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend without the knowledge of local authorities which has triggered accusations against them. Many say they have disobeyed the stipulated protocols of the pandemic and need to be brought to book.
His body was transferred to Juaso in the Asante Akyem in the Ashanti Region where he was laid in state and burial rights were performed. The family of the late chief went through a vigil service at his family house at Juaso before he was taken to be buried at the Royal Cemetery in Juaso.
According to reports sighted by Ghana Articles, all the burial processes took place without the knowledge of the Municipal and Regional Health directorates.
Speaking in an interview with Luv News,the Regional Health Director, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang said:
‘All health teams were not told of this burial,even my Municipal Health Directorate was not informed. I don’t know maybe they came with their burial team from Accra’.
However Obour’s family claimed they sought permission from authorities before proceeding with the burial processes. Agnes Boakye who is a relative of Obour said:
‘I know Nana was not well before so I don’t believe he was killed by that Coronavirus sickness. People who were close to him know him and were not afraid of him becasue they knew what killed him.’
The public has gone hard on Obour and fired him over his decision to bury his father without the permission of local health authorities.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has also said he is unaware of the fact that the father of Obuor died of Coronavirus. Speaking in an interview with Joy News, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated that if the burial was attended by more than 25 people then the family has breached the President’s directive concerning public gatherings.