Harrassing the living through the dead: Are the courts complicit?
As for the ubiquitous ‘one-week’ celebrations, the least said about it, the better. Traditional authorities in Ghana will not stop it because they amass wealth from it when their own relatives die. The Christian religious authorities will not pray for it to stop because it is their cash cow. Nowadays, ‘one week’ (which is traditionally a matter of custom) is held with a church service. Ethnic groups who once-upon-a-time were content with simple one-step burial/funeral rites have joined the ‘one-week’ celebration craze.