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[ 2017-03-20 ]

Former President Jerry John Rawlings

Osu Cemetery is choking - President Rawlings
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called
for the depopulation of the Osu Cemetery to ensure
that the deceased receive more fitting burials.

According to him, the facility is currently
"choking", making it difficult for persons to walk
through without trampling on graves.

"I am saying, if I had money, I would move all of
my people out of that place and send them home so
that we can free Osu and give people who are dying
a more fitting burial," President Rawlings
lamented during an interaction with the family of
deceased national coach Sam Arday.

"Osu is choking and there is something a little
indecent about what goes on there", he said.

However, Mr Rawlings admitted that it will be
difficult to depopulate the cemetery because most
Ghanaians including members of his own family,
have lost their ancestral homes and prefer to be
buried in Accra.

"When I suggested to my mother the idea of sending
them home, she said no and she is from the Volta
Region but that is what is happening. Most of us
have lost our ancestral homes," President Rawlings

He also disclosed that he will suggest a
depopulation of the Osu Cemetery along the lines
of the Second World War military cemetery when he
meets with the Greater Accra Regional Minister and
the Accra mayor.

"I don't know, maybe I will try and talk to the
regional minister and the local mayor so that they
can start thinking about it, you know. It is not
healthy at all what is going on there. There is
hardly any space to even walk lest you are
trampling and stepping on people's graves.

"We have got to find a way of depopulating it,
let's say along the lines of what the second world
war military cemetery has been arranged".

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