Information Minister Fritz Baffoe has warded-off calls for an investigation into the cause of death of late President John Mills describing it as a private matter only for the family.
He said the death of the ex-Ghana leader was not a criminal issue, insisting only the family has the right to ask for mortal remains of the dead ex-president to be examined.
He was answering a question during a press conference to announce funeral arrangements for the late President John Mills.
Fritz Baffoe was quick to add though that the funeral committee was only constituted to discuss funeral arrangement and not deal with investigations into the death of the late president.
Chairman of the Funeral Planning Committee Mr. Kofi Totobi Kwakye said none of the members of the committee has the professional competence to ascertain the cause of death of the late president.
He noted a coroner’s report is needed only when a person dies outside the premises of a hospital.
In the case of the late President John Mills, he died at the 37 Military Hospital in the hands of competent doctors, Kwakye reminded, insisting the doctors are duty bound to explain the circumstances.
Ten days after his death it is still not clear the actual cause of death, even though international news reports, BBC, CNN and Aljazeera claimed the president died of throat cancer.
A deputy Information Minister Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has been quick with a denial saying President John Mills did not die of cancer.