Mortuary workers are not drunks

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The General Secretary to the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MOWAG), Richard Kofi Jordan, has debunked the notion that mortuary workers drink too much alcohol on the job.

The secretary admitted that he held such a belief while he was young but in reality, it is not a fact.

“As a young boy I believed that [that morgue attendants are drunks] but the reality is that when you go to the mortuary, we have gentle men and women,” he said on the ‘Yɛdwuma nie’ program on Angel 102.9 FM, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

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The ‘mortuary men’ are dedicated and handsome and you may want to marry them, he told host of the show, Ohemaa Woyɛjɛ.”

According to him, the perception that mortuary men drink is due to previous occurrences which do not hold currently.

He, however, stated that if you are an alcoholic before joining the association it may be worse.

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Richard Jordan debunked the public perception that body parts are being sold to people for rituals. He said he can’t rule out that possibility “because we are humans.”

“It is very possible because, they assume that the body parts of a dead person are powerful but I can tell you that with government mortuaries, it is not possible.”

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