The Western Regional minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, has categorically denied appealing for contribution towards the final funeral rites of his late father, Nana Boanyina Adusei II.
A memo circulating on social media reportedly from the Western Regional Coordinating Council and addressed to some metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies in the region said: “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 MMDAs were directed to pay to the regional accountant of the coordinating council latest by 20 September 2021.
However, speaking on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday 16 September, Darko-Mensah described the letter as “fake” saying it was created by “disingenuous” persons.
“I’ve seen the memo flying around. I’ve checked and nothing like that has been written and submitted to me. There is no seal on the letter because all my letters have a seal on them. Clearly, it is fake and disingenuous. I’ve asked them to investigate it.
“I’ve not made any such request. It’s false,” the minister stressed.
Below is the memo: