- The Ghana Medical Association has called on the Inspector-General of Police to deal with the organizers of the funeral of the late Sir John
- Leadership of the GMA expressed shock at the manner in which COVID-19 safety protocols were breached
- The association has however called on the IGP to deal with the perpetrators without fear or favour
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The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the Inspector-General of Police to deal with the organizers of the funeral of the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.
The GMA expressed shock at the manner in which COVID-19 safety protocols were breached with just some people adhering to the mask-wearing directive.
They described Sir John's funeral as a potential super spreader of the deadly coronavirus.
In a report filed by 3news, the GMA's president, Dr Frank Ankobea, and General Secretary, Dr Justice Yankson said investigations must quickly be launched into the organization and the perpetrators dealt with.
“We call on the law enforcement agencies to investigate and deal with the organizers of this and any similar events to serve as a deterrent to others who intend to endanger the public health of our nation... We call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to act without fear or favour in this regard.”
Sir John's remains arrived in his hometown on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ahead of his burial and final funeral rites on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
A video sighted by YEN.com.gh shows a group of men carrying the remains in what looks like a casket.
Many mourners stood by a hearse which was parked just nearby and it was all tears.
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