The Soireenews.com can report that the health of thousands of residents of Broniasua in the Dormaa Ahenkro Municipality of Bono Region who are living closer to the public cemetery are hanging in the balance.
The causes of the health problems to the residents in the area are as a result of continuous exposure to bad scent from the public cemetery.
The heartbreaking situation has become serious worrying to the residents and the Assembly Member for Broniasua Electoral Area in the Dormaa Municipality, Honourable Thomas Nsia Yaw.
Speaking in an interview on High Radio monitored by Soireenews. com, Honourable Thomas Nsia Yaw pointed out that they started experiencing some bad scent some two weeks ago.
According to him, the scent was reported to have come from the cemetery which for some time now has been closed to the inhabitants of the area as a result of continuous entombment of corpses.
He noted that he went to the cemetery and has seen about 10 to 15 graves being open with the mission for the unfortunate incident unknown.
He added that he has officially reported the case to the presiding member of the Assembly for further actions to be taken.
The Assembly member explained that similar incidents occurred in the same Cemetery about two years ago which took the intervention of Nananom, the Assembly, and other stakeholders to put a stop to the unpleasant situation.
He added that the current reasons behind the breaking of some tombs are not known hence the leaders of the assembly will ensure due diligence to arrest the perpetrators because they are putting human life in danger as they continue to breathe in the bad odor of the smelling corpse from the opened tombs.
On the Security issues of the cemetery, Hon. Thomas explained that the security guard at the cemetery kicked the bucket about two years ago and it has been extremely difficult to replace him since all efforts to get a new cemetery guide by Nananom and the assembly have proven futile.
He said the assembly is still on talking terms with some people to ensure they get someone to guard the cemetery to prevent these nation wreckers from causing harm to people's tombs which keeps affecting the health of the living.
The Assembly member blamed the unfortunate happenings on scrap dealers indicating that they have taken over the cemetery and the entire Dormaa township removing iron rods from buildings and the tombs and other metallic objects.