The Oguaa Traditional Council has cancelled this year’s Oguaa Fetu Afahye.
“Oguaa Traditional Council regrets to announce to all citizens of Oguaa, both at home and abroad and the nation at large; that there will be no celebration of this year’s Oguaa Fetu Afahye,” a statement from the Council announced.
The council said it took the decision, “In view of the measures being taken by the government to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).”
It noted that despite the suspension of the festival, “all rituals and traditions will be observed.”
Government placed a ban on the national ban on public gatherings including religious activities, festivals, and funerals.
However, President Akufo-Addo addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, eased the COVID-19 restrictions which included public gathering after eleven weeks.
As a result, guidelines were issued as places of worship were reopened for religious activities.
The guidelines included a mandatory wearing of face mask, observance of social distancing, and 100 maximum number of persons for a service at a time.
Below is the full press release