The annual spectacular, widely celebrated cultural festival of the people of Edina, Edina Bakatue, has been suspended. According to a press release from the outfit of the Edina Traditional Council, it states the Edina Bakatue has been suspended because of the President’s directive on large gatherings.
The letter, sighted by Obcommunication.com, goes on to state that in view of the government’s directive to contain the spread of Covid-19, large gatherings are banned. Hence, this had informed Nananom that the Edina Bakatue must be suspended.
In view of this, the Edina Traditional Council and Brand Elmina deeply regret to announce to the people of Edina and the entire nation and beyond that this year’s Bakatue has been called off.
It would be recalled that in January, this year, the launch which had tremendous reviews from the diaspora and the country, in general, was a sign of a bumper celebration and participation. However, looking at the state of the country with respects to the spread of Covid-19, the Edina Traditional Council deem it fit to call it off.
In recent times, it would be recalled that the Ghana Health Service has indicated that the entire Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem Municipality has been one of the hotspots for the spread of Covid-19. With the Central Region lying fourth on the Regional Covid-19 league log, it is thus expedient that the entire program is called off.
Regardless of the fact that the entire program or celebration has been called off, the traditional rulers and Nananom of the township shall perform the necessary rituals during the period.
Below is the letter indicating the suspension of the festival.
On the other hand, the confirmation of 176 new COVID-19 cases in Ghana has pushed the country’s case count to 9,638 as of Sunday, June 7, 2020.
The Ghana Health Service announced the latest figure via its website.
The update also indicated that 89 more people have recovered from the virus, increasing the tally for recoveries to 3,636.
Three people are currently in critical condition while 17 persons are also in severe condition.
The Greater Accra Region is still leading the chart with 6,309 cases, followed by the Ashanti and Western Regions with 1,645 and 624 cases respectively.
Greater Accra Region – 6,309
Ashanti Region – 1,645
Western Region – 624
Central Region – 489
Eastern Region – 166
Volta Region – 102
Western North Region – 74
Upper East Region – 42
Northern Region – 37
Oti Region – 28
Upper West Region – 22
Bono East Region – 7
North East Region – 2
Savannah Region – 1
Bono Region – 1
Ahafo Region – 0