At the Takoradi Cemetery, thirty graves have been vandalised and desecrated, according to Mr. Hudu Karim, the Metropolitan Environmental Analyst.
Along with other human remains, he claimed to have found fragments of material.
According to Mr Karim, the cemetery had closed for formal interment but remained open for “future or life” graves purchased by a few live individuals for their last resting places:
He continued by saying that other than weeds growing over the holy area, there was no security at the cemetery.
The Metropolitan Environmental Analyst said previously, what people did was to remove the metal signpost and iron rods used…” but then it has stopped so we are surprised about this new twist”
“I will send my man to the place, and we plan to immediately weed the place and we mount surveillance, we will also put a maintenance fee to relatives to rehabilitate, wall and put a gate to it.”
Mr. Karim was taken aback by the idea that people disrespect the dead and are losing their moral and spiritual awareness.
In a similar development, the STMA intended to accelerate the acquisition of burial space.
The Ketan Road state cemetery, which could house the deceased for the ensuing five years, was the sole operational public cemetery in the STMA, according to the environmentalist.
In the meantime, the assembly had acquired 37 acres in Eshiem to be used as the site of a future public cemetery.
He calculated that, in addition to the impoverished and unidentified corpses, 200–300 persons were buried each year.