Obour Breaches Covid-19 Protocols, Lays Late Father To Rest
Information reaching Thinknewsonline.com indicates that Former MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kufuor has laid his late father, Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour to rest after breaching the Covid-19 protocols given by President Akufo-Addo.
According to the Ashanti Regional Health Authorities, it is distancing itself from the funeral adding that the late Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour tested positive for Covid-19 two months ago before kicking the bucket.
Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who was a chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state over the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols.
Addressing the media, the Regional Director of Health, Dr. Emmanuel Tinkorang said "Though a positive Covid-19 case, the family, transported the body from Accra, laid him in state and performed burial rights for him at the family house at Juaso in the Asante Akyem Municipality of Ashanti. The local Covid-19 teams were not notified"
It is emerging that the late Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, who was Chief of the Oyoko clan of Juaso died on March 27 at the Ridge hospital in Accra after reports revealed he was Covid-19 positive patient.
Thinknewsonline.com is learning that reamins of the late chief was transported from Accra to his hometown, Juaso on Friday defying the laid down directives by President Akufo-Addo.
Further information revealed that the body was laid in state with well-wishers file passing, paying their last respect regardless the fear of contracting the deadly coronavirus.
"Family members kept vigil and performed burial rights before he was buried at the Royal cemetery at Jusao. All this was done without the participation and knowledge of the Regional and the municipal Health Directorates" Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang confirmed.
Dr. Tinkorang stressed that aside the health teams not being informed, the Municipal Health Directorate was not notified.
Municipal Chief Executive Officer for Asante Akyem South, Alexander Frimpong, confirmed that his office was not contacted on the said burial.
In oter developments, family of the late chief says they seeked permission before organising the funeral.
A member of the family, Agnes Assiamah Boakye said “We were told he died of Covid-19. But there were rumors that he had been cremated because of his Covid-19 status. Because he is a chief, we had to dispel the rumors. So, we sought permission from authorities for him to be laid in state for few people to see him, identify him and pay their last respects"
She added that as part of measures at reducing the spread of the virus among mourners, the family purchased coffin made of glass covering to prevent people from getting into direct contact with the remains.”
The former MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour has declined to speak on the matter.
Story by: Joshua Kawbena Smith