Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG) are currently on strike to demand for better conditions of service from government and its allied agencies.
To this end, the head of the association has called on Ghanaians to postpone all funerals indefinitely since they are not willing to rescind their decision to all off the strike until the right thing is done.
Since the association embarked on strike, scores of bereaved families have been stranded at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue and other public mortuary facilities across the country following the strike action of the association according to MyNewsGh.com’s checks.
General Secretary of mortuary workers Union Richard Kofi Jordan speaking to MyNewsGh.com appealed to bereaved families to postpone their funerals and wait till the association resumes from their strike actions.
Alternatively, he asked the affected bereaved families to storm the Ministry of Health for their cost after postponement of their funerals since the Ministry is solely responsible for what has befallen them.
“We are very serious about our strike action. We are not going to work anytime soon since government not ready to address our concerns. We are not receiving dead bodies and we will not give out dead bodies.
Bereaved families should stop going to our various morgue because they are wasting their time. Our strike is indefinite strike. We will go to back to work only if government addresses our concerns. Bereaved families should rather postpone their funerals” he said.
He also advised that the families either go ahead to do their funerals without the burial of their dead bodies or postpone the whole rituals indefinitely.
“Those who can’t postpone their funerals can do their funerals and bury their dead bodies when we resume from our strikes” he added.
Information from mynewsgh.com was used in this report.