The 2020 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has said that the party plans building more mortuaries in Zongo Communities when voted into power.
According to him, this forms part of the numerous intervention programmes which the NDC will put in place to develop Zongos and deprived communities when he takes over the governance of this nation in 2021.
In an interview on Woezor TV monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, John Mahama said the mortuaries will help preserve the dead in Zongo areas.
He said his government plans to implement this policy through the Zongo and Deprive Communities Fund which it will will set up when voted into power.
Reading from the NDC 2020 Manifesto, former President Mahama said his government will:
“Facilitate the establishment of mortuaries in accordance with Islamic customs and practices and collaborate with the Ministry of Health to set up focal teams responsible for procedures that are compliant with Islamic customs and practices at all state morgues…,” he said.
He explained that his government will do this as part of measures aimed at ensuring that the dead is giving maximum respect.
Accessing his tour of the region, he spoke on his track record regarding infrastructure as well as his enstoolment as Nkosuohene (Development Chief) at Apesika and other Traditional areas in the Bono East Region.
Mr. Mahama lamented about the failure of his successor, President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration to continue infrastructural projects he started during his tenure.
Among other things, the NDC Flagbearer has promised chiefs he will bring better developments in the traditional areas and admonished them to back him to unseat the NPP government.
He also promised farmers in the region that his new administration will convert the Ministry of Food and Agriculture to the Ministry of Agriculture and Agribusiness to better address their needs.