The Member of Parliament for Gushegu Lawyer Hassan Tampuli has presented a brand-new hearse to the Muslim Community in the Gushegu Municipality.
The Muslim Community in the Gushegu Municipality until Sunday 7th March 2021 were without a vehicle to carry the dead to the cemetery making it a priority need for the people after the old hearse broke down.
The vehicle with registration number GX 1011-11 is funded personally by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker at a cost of One Hundred Thousand (GHS100, 000) Ghana Cedis.
Lawyer Hassan Tampuli told the media the health implications of transporting the dead to the cemetery was of concern and paramount interest to him, hence the support.
According to him, this is in fulfillment of a pledge he made to the Chief of Gushegu traditional area and other opinion leaders who personally informed him about the breaking down of the old hearse in the area
“During the campaign period the chief requested from me to support the community with a hearse, and less than a month ago, the chief together with other opinion leaders wrote to me emphasizing their earlier request, hence my decision to support them with a hearse.”
He indicated that procuring the vehicle was a worthy investment he had to make to minimize the challenges the people of Gushegu go through in transporting dead bodies to their resting place.
“I believe without even going to medical details what we could be going through by using our personal vehicles to carry corpse, I think it is enough for us to use a separate vehicle to transport dead bodies to their resting place, he added.
The chief of Gushegu traditional area, Naa Abdulai Mahama Shitobo who received the keys to the hearse on behalf of the Muslim community in Gushegu commended the MP for the gesture.
He indicated that, his outfit will enforce a bye law to help in revenue mobilization for the maintenance of the vehicle.
The Chief Imam for Gushegu on his part also used the opportunity to seek Allah’s guidance for the Member of Parliament in all his endeavors to ensure the constituency forges ahead.
Story by: Alhassan Yakubu