There is currently a situation at Diabene, a community in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region, where families are rushing to the main cemetery of the community with coffins to exhume dead bodies of their relatives.
The situation has come about as a result of various cry by the youth in the community for their playing field to be expanded, due to a road construction which affected the park.
Most of the community members could be seen thronging to the cemetery to catch a glimpse of the exercise, which is being carried out by the environmental health office of the Assembly.
There are others, who have put together a coffin to relocate the remains of their relatives. In all, thirty bodies which include old and new have been exhumed.
An excavator is on the cemetery, assisting the community to perform the exercise. Libation have been performed to appease the gods to enable the affected families retrieve their dead bodies with ease.
Some of the skulls have been taken out of the graves and packed in the new coffins for re -burial. Others were seen packed, in black polyethene bags waiting for relocation.
Queen mother of the community in an interview told Skyy Power Fm that, all the necessary rituals have been performed before the exercise commenced.
She noted that, the affected families have all been duly informed and are making arrangements for another burial. She further assured that, the necessary safety protocols have all been concluded and everyone present at the cemetery was safe.
The Environmental Health Department of the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, tell us their presence is to ensure the skulls are removed in a safer manner. According to them, all the needed chemicals have been applied to ensure no one gets an infection.
There are other families, who are using pick axes to break into the graves of the relatives to enable them exhume the bodies safely.
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