Noise making banned in Akuapem area, drinking bars to close @11PM daily

The people of Akuapem in the Eastern Region have been banned from noise making, and all drinking bars within the area also ordered to close by 11:00PM daily until February 8.,

Residents have also been banned from firing any form of musketry. The affected areas are Aburi, Akropong, Amanokrom, Larteh and Mamfe; all of which fall under the Akuapem Traditional Area, TV3’s Yvonne Neequaye reported.

The decision, which was reached by the Akuapem Traditional Council in collaboration with the Akuapem Security Council, is in line with traditional customs in the area and geared towards ensuring peaceful final funeral rites of the late Oseadeeyo Nana Addo Dankwa III.

Oseadeeyo Dankwa who was the Paramount Chief of the Akuapem Traditional Area until his death in 2015.  Mourners are have also been advised to refrain from wearing jewelleries, Yvonne reported.

Announcing the decision, Municipal Chief Executive of Akuapem North, George Opare Addo asked all the people within the area to adhere to the traditions of the people and security measures put in place.


The Palace of the Akuapem Traditional Council

He said the Police will arrest anyone who attempts to bring guns and musketries into the area within the area.

He said only 25 people have been given approval to fire musketry during the period of the ban so that they could be monitored by the Police. No live bullets will be used.

Gyasehene of the Akuapem Traditional Area, Nana Osim Kwatia asked all residents to respect the measures put in place as well as the traditional norms during the period.

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He debunked rumours making the rounds that the Council intends to behead someone for rituals as part of the funeral rites.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|

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