Oberempon Sintim Opoku III, Chief of Akim Manso in the Eastern Region, has banned the rearing of goats and pigs in the town.
Speaking at a durbar of the chiefs and people at Akim Manso at the Odwira festival, Oberempon Sintim Opoku III, said that the directive was an abominable act to the god ‘Tanor’ of the town.
He said families who refuse to obey the order should not blame the traditional leaders of any spiritual consequences.
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Oberempon Sintim Opoku, also the Benkumhene of the Akyem Kotoku Traditional Area, explained that the norms and traditions of the land play part in the development, peace and inculcation of obedience in the people and therefore they must be observed as such.
The Chief appealed to the Birim Central Municipal Assembly to provide the Atweaman Senior High Technical School with girls' dormitory to prevent the students from renting houses, which leads them to social vices.
The Odwira festival is celebrated to cleanse and purify the traditional stool and the entire township.