The digitization of mortuary facilities across the nation is one of the major goals of Dr. Yaw Twerefour, the CEO of the Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency.
If that is completed, he continued, he would have complete information of how mortuaries operate on a daily basis throughout the nation.
Speaking with Abena Opokua Ahwenee, the host of The Big Agenda on Adom TV, Dr. Twerefour stated that they will ensure mortuaries had internet access due to this purpose.
“In the near future, we intend to digitalize our mortuaries so that, when we are in the office, we can tell how many bodies are in the mortuaries, the families, the cause of death, and other details,’’ Mr Twerefour said.
The CEO gave an overview of the condition of mortuaries around the nation, noting that although some are in poor condition, others are in better form.
“Ideally, mortuaries should have walls around them, have proper water system, a standby plant, security posts but some mortuaries lack these,” he stated.
As an immediate measure, he said “we are also going to focus on our cemeteries with proper demarcation and give them a facelift to make them look good from the way they are now”.
Dr. Twerefour also disclosed intentions for his office to collaborate with the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Assemblies (MMDAs), who oversee the cemeteries, in order to give all employees with changing facilities, among other things.
“As we speak, when people go to cemeteries to interact with workers to help them find a place to bury a relative, there is no place for them to sit, which I believe is not the best. That’s why I’m proposing that every cemetery should have an office. We will also keep records of their operations,” he added.