Coffin makers located in Kumasi Asafo within the Kumasi Metropolis are encouraging Ghanaians to take advantage of the ban on funerals to choose private burials which is faster than keeping their dead relatives in mortuaries that would further bring them huge cost.
According to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during his 23rd address to the country, he imposed a ban on funeral celebration as one of the measures taken to curb the spread of Covid following high recorded cases of COVID-19.However, the president mentioned that private burials not exceeding 25 persons are allowed in the country until otherwise directed in subsequent updates.
Kwame Marfo one of the leaders of Kumasi Asafo Coffin sellers and makers speaking on drive time hosted by Ike De Unpredictable said the ban on funeral will have a negative impact on the coffin business.
According to him “though the ban on funeral will affect our coffin business but we believe it cannot collapse the business”.
“Since private burial with at most 25 attendants is allowed, we believe some family will choose buying a Coffin than sending their dead relatives to mortuary” He said.
Kwame Marfo said that,”there are some people who have warned their families not to send their bodies to mortuaries when die so those people will surely choose buying a coffin then mortuary”.
When he was asked if they are happy when people die, Kwame Marfo explained that “Ike, we don’t feel happy when people die but we always pray to God to help us get business”.
“Praying to God to help us get money doesn’t mean we want people to die or we are happy when people die but death is part of human journey and no one can escape death”.