Our forefathers used to perform funerals on a shoestring budget to relieve burden on their families. A few funeral arrangements, such as the coffin and mortuary fees, were involved. People found it to be simple and stress-free as a result of this. The same low-cost funeral has suddenly become a challenge and a fashion statement. These days, a large sum of money must be spent before a family can complete the final funeral rites for the deceased. The cost of keeping the deceased at the morgue alone is enough to start a business for some family members.
When someone dies in Ghana, there are a number of tasks that must be completed before the body can be laid to rest. If the family is in financial difficulty, loans are obtained before the burial may be held. The borrowed money is then divided among the family members in order to avoid problems with the borrower. The typical cost of a casket in Ghana, according to my research, is between GHC 1800 and GHC 4400.
A basic service cost of GHC 10,000 to GHC 114,000 is also charged by most funeral houses. Not to mention the cost of canopies, chairs, soft and hard beverages, sound systems, grave digging fees, church services, ambulance fees, one-week and one-year observation periods, pallbearers, and other other costs.
A basic service cost of GHC 10,000 to GHC 114,000 is also charged by most funeral houses. Not to mention the cost of canopies, chairs, soft and hard beverages, sound systems, grave digging fees, church services, ambulance fees, one-week and one-year observation periods, pallbearers, and other other costs. The cost involved in food preparation during funerals in Ghana are not something to be happy about.
The same thing is happening with modern marriages. In today's society, it has evolved into a competition. People will speak negatively of a wedding when there were insufficient drinks and food. Couples were under pressure to spend the money they had set up for after they married. Although white weddings are not traditional, they have been accepted without question and have ruined our lives.
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