Busunu-Wura Nugbaso II has insisted that the late Hajia Fatima Nnaba should be buried in her hometown, Busunu in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region.
There was an initial plan to bury her in Bole where her late husband hailed from.
But the Busunu-Wura said the late Hajia Fatima and President Mahama’s father had divorced. He pointed out that before joining the president in Accra she had been living with her kinsmen in Busunu, explaining why she should be buried in Busunu.
The mother of the first gentleman of Ghana, Fatima Nnaba died on Tuesday night. She was on admission at the Trust Hospital in Accra.
However, when members of the Bole Traditional Area visited the Chief in Busunu to formerly announce her demise and seek clearance to bury her on the land of her late husband, her family refused to give their consent.
The team was met with fierce resistance by the elders of Busunu who insisted that Hajia Abiba Nnaba should be buried in her hometown, TV3’s Zubaida Ismail reported.
She gathered that the president’s mother would only be buried when the two families come to a compromise.
Meanwhile, the burial of Fatima Nnaba has been fixed for Sunday.
Source: 3news.com | Ghana