THE PLACE OF PUBLIC CEMETERIES IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Public Cemeteries, Urban Development, Environmental Sanitation
This paper examined the relevance of cemeteries in proper disposal of the dead and for promotion of environmental sanitation in Anambra State. It decried the absence of public cemeteries in most part of the State. The exceptions were Onitsha North, where available public cemetery is unkempt and poorly maintained, and Ayamelum where churchyards were preferred for burial. The paper advocated for provision of well-planned and adequately utilized public cemeteries in the State to ensure sustainable development.