- The 2020 edition of the annual Kwahu festival has been suspended
- The Kwahu Traditional Council has also warned the people to suspend visits to various places unless they are extremely important
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The chiefs and traditional authority of the Kwahu area have called off 2020's Kwahu Easter festivities and all activities associated with it due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The chiefs also noted that all other public engagements have been cancelled, except the Akwasidae festival, which the traditional authority say will not be celebrated in grand style.
According to the Kwahu Traditional Council, the Akwasidae shall be a restricted ceremony and will be held indoors.
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The directive by the chiefs of the Kwahu area follows President Nana Akufo-Addo’s four-week ban on all social gatherings including festivals, church and mosque services, funerals and sporting activities.
The President made the announcement on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Based on the wide and fast spread of the COVID-19 disease, the chiefs also warned and advised persons who want to travel to and from Kwahu to restrict movement as much as possible, unless it is extremely important to do so.
The traditional council also urged the people to follow all the preventive measures outlined by government and health officials.
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For several years, Kwahu has become a major destination for Easter celebrations, hosting thousands of people who go there for paragliding, fun and business.
Ghana has so far recorded six cases of coronavirus.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a host of pastors have called on President Akufo-Addo to reconsider his decision to pull the breaks on gatherings at churches as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Leading the charge are Rev. Wengham of the Cedar Mountain Chapel, East Legon Assemblies of God and Dr. Lawrence Tetteh of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach.
Rev. Wengham believes a ban on church activities in the country is bound to have an impact on the finances of churches.
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