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 144 Westland Boulevard, Ataa Naate Street.
Mission of MoFFA
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.
Vision of MoFFA
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.
Mandate of MoFFA
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.
Objectives of MoFFA
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).
Offences of MoFFA
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;
Main Services of MoFFA
MoFFA in accordance with the Act that established it (the Health Institutions and Facilities Act, 2011, (Act 829) performs three primary services- Licensing, Controlling and Monitoring facilities connected with the storage, transportation and disposal of human remains.