COVID-19: Awutu Breku Traditional Council cancels Awubie Festival

The Awutu Breku Traditional Council has cancelled the celebration of the 2020 Awubie festival as part of efforts to help contain the spread of the coronavirus.

The Nifahene who doubles as the planning committee chairman Nai Pobee Abundan speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Nana Yaw Asare said all the 35 chiefs in the traditional area met last week Friday where they unanimously agreed to have the festival postponed to 2021.

He explained to the reporter celebrating the festival will put the lives of residents and visitors at risk because the nature of the festival does not give him for social distancing.

The chief said even if the traditional council put in measures to contain the virus and mandatory ask people to wear face masks, it will not help in containing the spread of the virus.

He was optimistic they will celebrate the festival in 2021 because by then, the virus would have been dealt with.

He indicated the decision to postpone the festival was to compliment, the efforts put in place by the government to fight the virus.

He advised residents to adhere strictly to the measures adopted to help fight the virus.

He disclosed the traditional council will be working with the security agencies to deal with any resident who will defer the social distancing rule on the festival day.

He said residents have been advised not to take advantage of the festival days to converge at any drinking bar or spot.

By: Rashid Obodai Provencal