Kwahu Easter Festival Called Off.
The annual most aniticipated Kwahu Easter Festival has been called off.
Owing to the directive from the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that all public gatherings be called off, the Kwahu Traditional Council has canceled this year’s Easter festivities.
The Kwahu Traditional Council in a letter sighted by Ghanaweb, states that as a way of helping to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus has cancelled all activities in the traditional area.
A few days ago, Ghana recorded its 6th Coronavirus case. This was announced by the Ministry of Information in a press conference. After that, the government put a ban on all public gatherings.
President Akufo-Addo has banned all public gatherings including conference, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies and church activities and related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The President in a national address on Sunday said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.
“I have decided in the interest of public safety and the protection of our population to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows. Firstly, all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance,” the President said.
Ghana has so far recorded four more cases of the Coronavirus. This makes a total of six cases.
The development was announced by Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie during a press briefing on the current status of the country at the Information Ministry, Sunday, March 15, 2020.
According to him, two more cases, after Thursday’s, were confirmed on Friday, March 13, 2020 – one from the Ashanti Region and the other from the Greater Accra Region.