The Wala Common Council on behalf of the folks of Wa and the Muslim Ummah has rendered an unqualified apology to the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia for the rejection of his funeral donation by the household of the late Wa Imam, Dr Suleman Mahama Haroon Bakuri.
According to them, “the grounds on which the family members under reference took the final decision to reject your generous and perfectly-intended donation to the said funeral is alien to the customs and traditions of the Wala people, and, therefore, most unlucky.”
The head and council of elders of the family of the late Jaamii Imam of Wa experienced turned down a ¢20,000 funeral donation from Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, with the motive that the supposed intent of the funds had by now been served.
“We the elders of the loved ones desire to state that, the donation while properly-intentioned is belated as the ultimate funeral rites have presently been performed,” a statement from the council said.
The household also lifted considerations over the failure of the Vice President to show up at any of the funeral rites of the deceased, nevertheless he paid a go to to Wa in September.
“Besides, the Vice President by no means confirmed up in individual to mourn with the spouse and children when he compensated a visit to the location on September 7, 2020,” they explained.
The donation experienced also been performed via the New Patriotic Party’s Wa Central Constituency Chairman in the absence of the Vice President.
The family explained that was unethical.
On the other hand, the Wala Regular Council says the family’s stance on the concern was regrettable, as it arrived at a time exactly where what “we should really have been executing as a people was to thank you so significantly for your recent visits to the Wala Classic region in certain and the Upper West Region in basic.”
The Council has for that reason confident the Vice President that actions will be taken to make certain that this kind of a scenario under no circumstances repeats itself.