The Kwahu Traditional Council has cancelled this year’s Easter annual festival in line with the President Akufo-Addo’s directive on large gathering.
According to the traditional council, the action has become necessary as a measure to control the spread of the Coronavirus and also to help the Chief from engaging in public gatherings.
A release signed by the Registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Council, Mr Samuel Tuffour said the council has also cancelled all appointments and visits to various Palaces in Kwahu unless are extremely necessary.
Again the statement said all public engagements by Nananom within the Kwahu Traditional Council are suspended.
The council advised that the Akwaisdae should be cerebrated with minimal contacts and restricted to indoor traditional ceremonies.
As already advised, handshaking, hugging and other forms of bodily contact must be discouraged.
Below is the full statement
In line with the President’s directive on the current COVID — 19(Corona Virus) outbreak, Nananom of the Kwahu Traditional Council advise the public to adhere to the following strictly:
1. Appointments and visits to various Palaces in Kwahu should be suspended unless they are extremely necessary.
2. All public engagements by Nananom within the Kwahu Traditional Council are cancelled. Akwasidae should be celebrated with minimal contacts and restricted to indoor traditional ceremonies. As already advised, handshaking, hugging and other forms of bodily contacts must be discouraged.
3. One week, forty days of observations and funerals in Kwahu must be on hold indefinitely.
4. Chiefs and people in Kwahu are advised to travel only when necessary and take extreme caution if they have to.
5. Our various markets and trading centres should adhere to the strictest of hygiene and minimize contacts with people.
6. The Annual Kwahu Easter and all activities associated with it have been called off.
7. The media in Kwahu are advised to be extremely cautious in their reportage and not to cause unnecessary fear and panic. Thank you.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Philip Antoh