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General News of Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Source: XYZ

Families clash over Mills' burial

There seems to be confusion over which of President Mills’ family members hold the legitimacy to perform his final funeral rites.

Family members based in Cape Coast and those at Ekumfi-Otuam all in the Central region are yet to come to a compromise on when and where the man should be buried.

Government is apparently engaging the family from Cape Coast in discussions relating to the funeral of the late President.

The head of the President’s family at Cape coast, Abusuapanyin Ato Kakraba insists President Mills was not from Otuam and wonders why those from Otuam are claiming ownership to his body.

But Nana Ankomah VIII who is one of the elders in the Family based in Otuam is challenging this claim.

According to her, she will ensure that the right thing is done or will place an injunction on the burial of the late President.

Meanwhile, a member of the planning committee for President Mills’ Funeral, Nana Ato Dadzie has however assured that consultations will be made towards resolving the confrontation.

The burial of the late President has been scheduled to take place between 8 - 10 August but government is yet to announce a final burial place for the late President Mills.**