Family of late Wa Imam rejects Bawumia’s GHC20K funeral donation; cite reasons

Family of late Wa Imam rejects Bawumia’s GHC20K funeral donation; cite reasons

- The family of the late Wa Imam has rejected Bawumai’s GHC20,000 donation to them

-They said the purpose of the donation was over since the funeral and burial ceremonies have already been held

- The family also raised some issues against the Vice President

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The family of the late Wa Imam, Dr. Suleman Mahama Haroon Bukuri, has rejected an amount of GHC20,000 from the vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as a funeral donation.

The head and council of elders of the late Imam’s family said the money came at the time that its purpose was no longer necessary.

They described it as “belated donation” as the funeral and burial rites of the Imam had already been held before the donation came.

Family of late Wa Imam rejects Bawumia’s GHC20K funeral donation; cite reasons

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Photo credit: @mbawumia
Source: UGC

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This was gathered by in a report sighted on

The family further raised some issues against Dr. Bawumia, according to the report.

According to them, Bawumia never showed up in person to mourn with the family even though he paid a political visit to Wa at the same time the funeral rites were being held in September.

Even with the donation, the family reportedly complained that Bawumia never made the donation himself to the family, but, rather through the NPP Wa Central Constituency Chairman.

This, the family said, they find disrespectful and unethical, as they described it.

Again, the family raised concerns over the failure of the vice president to intervene when the Imam called on the presidency when he had an issue before his death.

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The issue, the family said, was when the Upper West Region Minister, Hafiz Bin SalihImam, prevented the Imam from performing his religious duties at the Central Mosque earlier.

The family accused the Regional Minister of using the powers vested in him by the presidency to promote and support a rival faction as they purport to allegedly depose the Imam; yet, Bawumia failed to intervene when the family informed him.

They further described as it ironic for Bawumia to send money through someone to be donated to the family when President Akufo-Addo himself or Bawumia never stepped foot in the family house during their visits to the region.

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