The tomb in which the late mother of the former CEO of COCOBOD was buried in had become a topic for discussion over the weekend. When the image went viral on some news sites and social media, the public back-lashed Dr. Stephen Opuni and his siblings for putting up such a structure to honor the dead when the living had no place to sleep.
The backlash was as a result of reports coming out earlier this year that stated the salary of the then CEO of COCOBOD.
However, many people have come to the defense of the family of the deceased and have managed to find ways of rationalizing the need for a tomb. Among the many people that saw no problem with the building of the tomb is Lydia Forson.
The Ghanaian actress retaliated to a Facebook post from a social media commentator, Kwame Gyan. She said that the way in which people chose to bury their loved ones had nothing to do with their political outlook. She said that it was wrong for people to drag private matters with public ones. She added that people normally overlooked the important aspects of life and always wanted to focus on the petty issues.
Lydia Forson said that the way the commentator chose to criticize the bereaved family was way “below the belt”.
Another neurosurgeon from Canada, Dr. Andrews Prempeh described the people criticizing the essence of the tomb to be arguing on primitive lines. The neurosurgeon stressed the fact that many people had different ways of expressing their love and remembering their dead relatives.
He gave the example that if your mother had struggled to take you to school and you manage to become well-off in society, when she dies, you would honor her properly.
According to the children of the late cocoa farmer, they would have built a better and more elegant edifice had it not been for the political noise surrounding the life of the former CEO of COCOBOD and their brother, Dr. Stephen Opuni may have to endure due to their actions.
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