Traditional leaders force family to exhume body for not following traditions.
An incident of significant upheaval took place in Ngleshie Amanfrom, situated within the Ga South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region.
The event unfolded when a family found themselves compelled to undertake the unsettling task of exhuming a buried body.
The family had clandestinely laid their deceased relative to rest in the Amanfrom cemetery without obtaining the necessary authorization from the traditional authorities.
What’s more, they proceeded with the burial without adhering to customary rituals or fulfilling the financial obligations associated with such burials.
Word of this unauthorized interment reached the ears of the traditional leaders, who vehemently objected to the act, citing a direct contravention of cultural values, particularly during the ongoing ban on activities that generate noise.
In light of these concerns, the family found themselves left with no choice but to comply with the demands of the traditional leaders. Consequently, they were reluctantly compelled to exhume the body from its resting place and return it to the mortuary.
The family now faces the unsettling prospect of awaiting the conclusion of the ban on June 14 before they can proceed with a proper burial.
Alternatively, they have been presented with the option of burying their deceased relative outside the jurisdiction of Ga.
In the midst of this tumultuous situation, it is important to note that the environmental agency has yet to pay a visit to the grave site in order to carry out essential fumigation procedures.
This step is crucial to ensure the hygiene and cleanliness of the surroundings, thus mitigating any potential environmental hazards that may arise from the exhumation process.
The absence of this visit leaves an additional matter unresolved, further adding to the complexity and uncertainty surrounding this unfortunate series of events.