Traditional Council bans expensive funerals
It is now an offence to organise expensive funerals in Agona Swedru Municipality.[2009-03-21 03:49:03]
This follows a ban on organising expensive funerals in the Municipality by the Swedruman Traditional Council
The council has also banned the use of ambulances with siren and long convoy of vehicles following corpses through the principal streets of Agona Swedru.
The announcement was made by the Chief of Agona Swedru, Nana Ogidigram Odiowusiew Aseidu Kobina Botwe II, at the council’s meeting at Agona Swedru.
He warned that offenders would not be spared.
Nana Botwe announced the ban after the family of Mr Emmanuel Smith also known as Fantasy appeared before the council and ordered to pay 200 Ghana cedis, three bottles of schnapps and a sheep for flouting the bye-law after the final funeral rites of his mother at Agona Swedru.
He cautioned Family heads in the Municipality have therefore been cautioned to abide by directive.
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