2020 Oguaa Fetu Afahye cancelled - Find Out Why

The Oguaa Traditional Council has cancelled this year's Oguaa Fetu Afahye celebrations amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

In a press release cited by GhanaWeb, the traditional council stated that despite the suspension of the festival, all ritual and traditional rites will be observed.

The Fetu Afahye is a festival celebrated by the chiefs and people of Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana in September of every year.

“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,” the statement read.

Ghana, among other countries have placed a ban on public gathering all in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in his last address to the nation on the easing of restrictions exempted festivals, political rallies and large religious gatherings from the list.

However, funerals, weddings, and places of worship have been opened with a number not exceeding 100 persons while strictly enforcing the precautionary measures like social distancing, wearing of nose mask, and constant handwashing.

The number of Coronavirus cases count as at Thursday, June 11, 2020, stood at 10,358 with the death toll at 48 with the Central Region recording 539 out of the total cases.

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