BY PHILIP ANTOH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE PRESIDENT of the Kwahu Traditional Council and Kwahuhene, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II, has issued directives declaring Kwahu as a no-go area in the midst of fighting the spread of Covid-19 and banning even indigenes from travelling to the traditional area.
The ban affects all Kwahus in and outside Kwahu, adding that “no one goes in or comes out as a sure measure of preventing the spread of the pandemic in the area.”
A statement signed and issued by the Registrar of the Kwahu Traditional Council, Mr Samuel Tuffour, said, “I am to inform you sons and daughters of Kwahuman that in line with the directive of the President of Ghana to control and eradicate the Covid-19 pandemic, Daasebre, together with Nananom of Kwahu Traditional Council, have constituted an advisory body named ‘Kwahu Covid-19 Team.’”
According to Daasebre Agyapong, the body is made up of eminent chiefs, medical doctors, other health professionals and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives.
“Upon lengthy discussion and consultations with the team on March 25, 2020, Daasebre advised that in order to contain the spread of the virus, all natives of Kwahu who currently live outside Kwahu should endeavour to continue to stay where they may be, in the weeks to come and postpone all visits to Kwahu till further notice,” the statement stated.
The release further stated that Kwahus living in Kwahu should remain in Kwahu and that there should be no travelling outside of Kwahu until the pandemic could be contained.
Again Daasebre Agyapong said there is a large population of the aged in Kwahu who are vulnerable, “therefore let us act responsibly, since an outbreak will be devastating.”
The Kwahuhene advised the people to follow the directives issued earlier by the President such as keeping a distance of at least two metres or six feet from the next person and cancel all social gatherings in the area.
“Daasebre loves and cherishes all his children and passionately appeals to them to strictly adhere to these aforementioned suggestions because the virus moves when you move,” statement said.