The Anlo Constituency Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Rolex Honesty Agbey Miheso has said that the body of the party’s founder, the late Jerry John Rawlings remains in the morgue.
Speaking during a commemoration vigil in honour of the passing of Mr Rawlings at a location being designated as JJ Rawlings Park at Keta on Thursday, Mr Miheso said Rawlings, though buried by the state was yet to be sent to his ancestors according to Anlo customs.
“Whether buried or not, what we know is that he is yet to be buried. Mr Rawlings installed Togbi Nutifafafiaga I in Anlo which means we must follow Anlo customs by burying his body in his ancestral home. To us, the people in Anlo and the region, Mr Rawlings’s body is still in the morgue to be collected for burial.
What we’re doing here this evening is not wake keeping, because the body is still in the morgue. We’re remembering the passing of a man who did a lot for us. Because of him, our people have access to good drinking water, electricity, and good roads. Even the sea defence project which has currently stalled, the late Mr Rawlings started the processes.”