The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) provides a funeral /burial services for the Muslim community at large.
Its main objective is to assist Muslim families to carry out the last rights for their loved ones.
Given the fact that Muslims do not delay the burial of the deceased and many families hasten to get the burial process over with, this initiative was put in place by the CIOG because of the absence of such facilities years ago.
Today the CIOG’s Hearse Service has a staff complement of six (6) in additions to Volunteer workers.
The service is used by many Muslim families throughout Guyana and the fees charged for these services are minimal.
For those who can afford and in some cases this service is provided at a further reduced price or even free of cost.
This initiative is mainly done on a cost-recovery basis by CIOG.