September 27, 2016

The member of Parliament (MP) for Tema Central, Kofi Brako (KB as he is popularly called), has chided the government, saying the only developmental project the President John Dramani Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration had been able to give his constituents is an uncompleted mortuary.

According to KB the morgue, which has become a ‘white elephant’ at the outskirt of the Tema General Hospital, is not serving its purpose as a result of unavailability of required equipment to function.

He noted, “The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government claims it has undertaken developmental projects. Tema Central has only seen a morgue. The morgue is even uncompleted and it is not functioning so what are they talking about? Tema deserves better than uncompleted morgue.”

The MP was speaking at a mini rally at Community 7, Tema, during the campaign tour of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

KB stated, “Government has abandoned the morgue, compelling the hospital to still use the tumbled-down morgue which was once closed down due to serious structural defects and malfunction refrigerators which gave way to rats to feed on corpses.”

Recently, the Medical Director of the Tema General Hospital, Dr. Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, described the morgue as a ‘white elephant’ which is only occupying space.

A comprehensive range of post-mortem examination products, including dissecting, autopsy, necropsy tables, sinks, refrigerators, grossing stations and cabinetry are yet to be fixed in the building, leaving reptiles and insects to occupy the facility.

Mr. Brako indicated that “although putting up a morgue is not out of place, Tema Central deserves better than the only project undertaken in the constituency.”