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Breaking: Anambra Assembly Passes Bill To Curb Burial Expenses

The Anambra State House of Assembly, has after due consideration, on Wednesday, passed a bill seeking to curb burial and funeral expenditures in the state

The Bill was sponsored by Hon Charles Ezeani, the member representing Anaocha 11 constituency.

The Bill, amongst other things, provided that no person shall deposit any corpse in the mortuary or any place beyond two months from the date of the death in case of an eventuality.

It also provides that burial ceremonies in the state shall be for one day and not beyond.

Furthermore, destruction of property, gunshots, praise singing, blocking of roads and streets during burial ceremonies in the state have been banned.

Also, no person shall subject any relation of the deceased person to a mourning period of more than one week from the date of the burial ceremony when the law takes effect.

As soon as the law kicks off, a monitoring and implementation committee that would enforce the law will be created.

On her part, the speaker, Hon Rita Maduagwu commended the lawmakers for passing the bill, saying it would moderate burial expenses in the state.

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