To obtain a licence, visit MoFFA office in Accra in order to secure an approved application form. The form can also be downloaded from our website. www.moffa.gov.gh.
Inspection is where a facility having successfully gone through the registration process submits itself for inspectors/assessors of the Agency or representative of the Agency to visit and check if the facility can be judged as ready to operate or can continue to operate if it is a pre-existing facility.
The Board reviews the recommendations of the inspection team through the Registrar, then a license is issued to the facility to operate.
MoFFA monitors as well as investigates complaints against licensees and inspects establishments to ensure compliance with regulations.
The agency as established by the Health Institutions and Facilities on December 31st, 2011 under the ACT 829 is responsible for licensing, controlling and regulation of facilities connected with the storage, transportation and disposal of human remains (the body of a deceased person or still born child and any part of the body removed in the course of surgical operation). It is in its formative period and it is located at Former Ministry of Health Building, Ministries, Accra.
The mission of the Mortuaries and Funeral Facilities Agency (MoFFA) is to protect public health incidences in the funeral and death care industry through a process of impartial enforcement, inspection, licensing and education in order to guarantee that services provided by all agents in the sector are conducted professionally and ethically.
The vision of MoFFA is to become the best one stop agency for the regulation of funeral facilities in the interest of public health in Ghana.
MoFFA’s Mandate is from the Health Institutions and Facilities Act, 2011 (Acct 829) Section 43 (1) which states; That a person shall not own or operate a facility unless that facility is licenced under this part.
The object of the Agency is to license, control and regulate facilities connected with the storage, transportation and disposal of human remains, (the body of a deceased person or still born child and any part or remains of the body or still born child and any part of the body removed in the course of surgical operation).
A person who:
- Practices in a facility without registration as a practitioner except a licenced pathologist;
- Uses a facility for services other than what is licensed for;
- Fails to license a facility
- Makes a false declaration in an application for registration or for a licence;
- Fails to renew the registration or licence to operate a facility;
- Obstructs an inspector;
- Pollutes the environment in the course of operations under this Part;
- Accepts, releases or disposes of human remains in contravention of the provision of the Regulations;
- Buries human remains in a place other than an authorized burial ground;
- Exhumes or after burial, removes any human remains without authority; or contravenes any other provision of this Part;