Chiefs Pour Libation Over Missing Person

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THE CHIEFS and elders of Asokore Mampong have performed some traditional sacrifices to help find a missing man in the community.

Five people, said to be from the same family, were washed away by flooding waters, following a heavy rainfall at Asebi, one week ago.

So far, bodies of four of the deceased persons have been found and deposited at the morgue, awaiting autopsy and burial.

But a search for the fifth person has since proved futile and so the chiefs and elders were contacted to intervene to help locate him, dead or alive.

Hon. Alidu Seidu, MCE for Asokore Mampong, disclosed that they had done everything humanly possible to locate the body for burial, but to no avail, adding that the traditional leaders were therefore contacted to pour libation to plead with the gods in the area to assist in locating the last person.

According to him, the assembly opted to pay for the post-mortem to be performed on the four persons, whose bodies have been found, so far.

Hon. Seidu bemoaned the devastating effects of floods in the area in recent times, saying plans are in the pipeline to halt the menace.

He said as part of the plans, the assembly had started a massive project, which would see all streams and drainage systems being dredged to avert floods in the future.

By: Kwadwo Essel

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