Covid-19: Bawku Naba renews ban on funerals, social gatherings

Zugraan Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, Overlord of kusaug Traditional area

The Paramount Chief of Kusaug Traditional Area and President of the Kusaug Traditional Council, Zugraan Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II has renewed the ban on funerals, weddings, spinnings and other social gatherings in line with government’s covid-19 restrictions.

He said the renewed ban is to efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The overload of the Kusasi Kingdom announced in a press statement read on his behalf at his palace in Bawku in the Upper East Region.

He pledges to ensure measures put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus are adhered to.

According to him, the people under his jurisdiction are vulnerable since they share boundaries with North East region at the foothills of Gambaga scape near Garu District to the Red Volta at Nabdam District, Togo and Burkina Faso.

Naba Azoka indicated that dry season is often for funerals in the north and other celebrations. “But we are not in normal times and we must adhere strictly to the President’s order.”

He indicates that sacrifices have been made to the gods for protection against the virus in the area and would not be happy if one dies of the virus.

He charged his Divisional Chiefs in the Kusaug Traditional area to spread the message in their respective communities and deal with anyone who flouts the directive.

Naba Azoka also appealed to the security agencies within his jurisdiction to assist the various Municipal and District Assemblies to enforce the ban until further notice.

Municipal and the District Assemblies have also been asked to resource media personnel to disseminate appropriate information at various marketplaces.

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