The Tourism Arts and Culture minister says government will consult with the family of the late dancehall artiste in order to give her a befitting burial.
Catherine Abelema Afeku stated that the late musician deserves to be celebrated because she touched lives here in Ghana and across Africa with her many hit songs.
Commiserating with the family, friends and fans following the demise of Ebony, the Creative Arts minister stated that the government will definitely play a role in the artiste’s burial.
Mrs Afeku also cautioned the public to desist from sharing the gory images from the accident, saying it amounts to a disrespect of the dead.
“I wish, however, to caution against the indiscriminate sharing of the accident images and ask that we respect the sanctity and dignity of our dear departed Sister in this very difficult time,” she stressed in a statement.
Some persons on social media have been seen sharing gory pictures of Ebony’s dead body and that of the two others involved in the accident, prompting some complaints from other users.
“Respect the sanctity and dignity of our dear departed sister in this very difficult time,” she said.
The minister also added, “We mourn with the family and pray for God’s strength and guidance.”
In a related development, the manager of Ebony, Ricky Nana Agyemang, has also pleaded with the general public to desist from sharing gory pictures of his artiste who passed away on Thursday.
In a press statement, Bullet as he is affectionately called, appealed to the media and the public not to share pictures of Ebony’s dead body on social media and other media platforms.
“At this time of the mourning, we will be grateful if the media and society as a whole will show respect to the family and desist from sharing the gory images all over their platforms and social media as well,” he added.
The ‘Maame Hwɛ’ singer, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in a gruesome road accident late Thursday evening on the Sunyani-Kumasi road.