Upper East Region, is mostly part of the country in Ghana that has a special season for their funeral and burial ceremony of their beloved ones. And, these activities to them, is mostly done during the dry sea each year.
However, Upper East is well known cultural area where people believe in performing some traditional activities and ritual during funeral and burial.
It is on that note, that those dealing with the local artifacts used in performing the activities of funeral in the Upper East Region are crying foul after President ban Pronouncement on funeral across the country due to the increasing active cases of the dead coronavirus recorded.
President Akufo Addo in his 23rd nation address, announced a ban on some ceremonial activities which includes funerals with no more than twenty-five people.
“So, fellow Ghanaians, until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances, and parties are banned. Private burials, with no more than twenty-five (25) people, can take place, with the enforcement of the social distancing, hygiene and mask wearing protocols”.
Meanwhile, it appears the President pronouncement, is not going well with those specialized in the local artifacts business in this part of the country. According to some of these dealers when Apexnewsgh.com visited the Ayia market in the Bolgatanga Municipal of the Upper East Region, they said, since after the 23rd address by the President, their daily sales has dropped drastically making it difficult for them to get their daily bread.
However, their expectation was that, President should have waited a little till March ending to enable them sale their already stored goods which they eventually took loans to purchase.
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