General Secretary of Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana, Mr. Richard Kofi Jordan, says missing mortuary bodies is not for rituals purposes.
In recent months, there has been news of missing bodies in mortuaries across the country causing fear and panic among Ghanaians.
Section of the public holds the perception mortuary works trade the carcass for monetary benefits from sakawa men.
But in a conversation with Kwaku Owusu Adjei, on Adwenekasa Tuesday morning, Mr. Jordan dispelled the news making rounds and gaining grounds on social media and in the traditional media respectively describing it as false.
He explained that likely such bodies have been mistaken for unidentified bodies and prepared for mass burial.
‘It is a normal thing in the system of late. I have heard a lot. It is becoming a concern for me as a person that you have deposited your beloved in the morgue and it is missing.”
“All the unidentified bodies at a point, we advertise for a claim of ownership before mass burial but no one will come forward. Immediately the mass burial people show up to claim their bodies. You’d search for it but to no avail. By mistake you might have missed it with a body not part of the mass burial,” he told Original 91.9FM.
“The painful thing is you have to exhume all the buried bodies,” Mr. Jordan added.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana