Death may not be wished even for one's worst enemies. Most people may go far for anything but draw the line at wishing or working towards the death of other people.
But as with almost everything, one person's fall may be the cause of another's rise. And even death, as feared as it is, is the cause of employment for some specialists.
We do not think about this everyday but a simple reflection yields the truth: someone or some people need to die for other people to make legitimate money.
YEN.com.gh reflects on some of these professions that revolve around death.
The coroner's job is limited to determining who the deceased was and how, when and where they came by their death.
Whether in a suspected crime, suicide or death by natural causes, a coroner needs their dead body to put their skills and knowledge to use.
2. Mortuary workers
The job list of mortuary workers range from coroners to individuals who bath and groom the deceased before burial.
Recently, YEN.com.gh reported that the Mortuary Workers Association of Ghana (MWAG) threatened a strike action. Whatever their concerns, their withdrawal of service will affect health conditions.
3. Hearse drivers
All drivers may be able to drive all vehicles. But not all drivers can be hearse drivers.
One has to overcome a fear of dead people or necrophobia. And since not everyone can, the job hearse drivers becomes a specialty for those without fear.
4. Coffin makers
Traditionally, Ghanaians use coffins to bury their dead. Even the identification with Islam cannot prevent some people from using a coffin for their dead.
But as with everybody else on this list, coffin makers would are simultaneously hoping for death if they want to see profits in the profession.
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