Mortuaries And Funeral Facilities Operating Without Required Licensing- MoFFA Registrar

The Registrar of the Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency(MoFFA) Dr. Yaw Twerefour, has disclosed that all the mortuaries and funeral facilities accross the country are currently operating without necessary licensing regime mandated for their operation.

Dr. Yaw Twerefour, who assumed the position of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of MoFFA on the 2nd of May, 2023 made this significant disclosure during an exclusive interview with Asaase Radio on Monday 4th September,2023.

Under the Health Institutions and Facilities Act,2011(Act 829) section 43 empowers MoFFA to license mortuaries and funeral facilities accross the country. The section tittled “License of Facilities” states; A person shall not own or operate a facility unless that facility is licensed under this Act of law.

Dr. Twerefour emphasised on the need for standardised licensing and inspection of tools to ensure uniformity across all mortuaries irrespective of the ownership be it government or private.

We have engaged consultants from Korle-bu who are assisting us in developing these tools and we are in the final stages of this process; he further revealed.

The tools that have been developed have already undergone testing in one of the prominent funeral facilities in Accra. However, we encountered some challenges and we are currently fine-tuning the tools and we are hoping to initiate the licensing process for mortuaries and funeral facilities within the next two to three months in Accra.


Kobby MadeIt is a Ghanaian blogger, artists manager, radio presenter and business man. CEO of MadeIt Records. A musical record label situated in Accra

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