All 14 assemblies in the Western Region have been directed to cough out various sums of monies to support the final funeral rites of the father of the regional minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah.
In total, an amount of GH¢49, 000 is supposed to be paid by the assemblies to support the interment of the late Nana Boanyina Adusei Mensah II.
A letter sighted by Connect FM indicates that the decision for the assemblies to dig deep into their coffers to support the funeral was taken at a meeting by the dean of MMDCEs and MMDCDs in the region.
“Following a decision with the dean of MMDCEs and MMDCES… it has been decided that your MMDA is to contribute the following amount towards the final funeral rites of the late father of the regional minister…”, the letter signed by the Chief Director of the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC), Frederick Agyemang, and copied to all assemblies in the region directed.
The letter directed the Sekondi Metropolitan Assembly, the Prestea Huni Valley Municipal Assembly, the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, the Ellembelle District Assembly and the Effia Kwesiminstim Municipal Assembly pay an amount of GH¢5,000.
For Ahanta West, Wassa Amenfi East and Jomoro, the are to pay GH¢3,500 each.
The letter further directed Wassa East, Shama, Wassa Amenfi Central, Nzema East and Mpohor to pay GH¢2,000 each.
The Chief Director instructed the assemblies to pay the monies at the regional account Room 19 by close of work on Monday, September 20, 2021.
Meanwhile, the regional minister has dismissed the letter, claiming it is fake.