The Vice-President of the National House of Chiefs, Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi VII and the paramount Chief of Abeadze Traditional Area has hinted that all the major and popular traditional festival celebrations of 2020 in the country have been postponed including Abeadze Dominase Ahobaakese, 2020.
Daasebre made this known to the elders and people of the Abeadze traditional area when he informed them on the postponement of this year’s Abeadze Dominase Ahobaakese. According to Daasebre, this is a decision taken by the National House of Chiefs and is in line with stopping the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Festivals are very important occasions in Ghana; during this time many people travel to their ancestral home for the celebrations and to mark the occasion. Festivals are celebrated to mark both the beginning and the end of the traditional year and to celebrate great events of the past and purify the traditional state.
The VEEP of the National House of Chiefs used the occasion to explain to his elders and people the rationale behind Nananom’s decision to put on hold all major traditional festivals and reiterated the need for all to observe the Covid-19 preventive protocols.
Daasebre further urged all Traditional Areas and Paramount Chiefs to adhere to this directive to help save lives of their subjects.
Speaking to Add News Gh media house, Daasebre said ‘When we have life, we can always celebrate our festivals in grand style’ he ended his submission.