The family of the late President John Mills is insisting on their right to bury him in his hometown, Ekumfi Otuam in the Central Region.
According to the family, despite his position as the President of Ghana, traditionally his remains belong to his family.
Government has indicated that the late President will be given a befitting burial when a date of the funeral is announced.
But the head of his family, Abusuapanin Kojo Ampiah said both the burial and the final funeral rites must be held in his hometown.
He explained that “the family is meeting on the matter but we will ensure that his body is brought home for burial.
We have taken our decision and we will let government know about it."
"We will oppose any attempt to get Atta Mills buried in Accra despite him being the president of Ghana,” he added.
Meanwhile, a Sociology Lecturer at the Accra Polytechnic, Dr.
Obiri Yeboah is backing the family in demanding for President Mills' body.
According to him, “we are all members of a family and we come to serve the state but when we die, our bodies must go back to the family."
"When Nkrumah died, he was first sent to Nkroful until politicians brought him to Accra.”