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Kwahu Easter fever catches on

BY: Haruna Yussif Wunpini, MPRAESO
The people are expected to start the journey from different parts of the country from today, Thursday, April 14

FEVERISH preparations are underway in the Kwahu enclave of the Eastern Region for this year’s Easter.

The celebration, which has not been held for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be observed this year.

It is expected to attract thousands of Kwahu natives both in Ghana and abroad, as well as other holiday makers.

The people are expected to start the journey from different parts of the country from today, Thursday, April 14, this year.

A visit to the Mpraeso-Kwahu area by The Mirror on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, saw a number of activities such as painting of houses, hotels, erection of platforms, structures and tables for commercial activities.

Road rehabilitation near the paragliding site in some of the major towns such as Mpraeso, Obomeng, Atibie among others were in progress.
At Obomeng, a trader, Alexander Ocloo, was busily erecting a structure ahead of time to display his goods for sale during the festivities.

He told The Mirror he hoped to generate more income from the sale of his products, particularly alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

According to him, he had been deprived of a substantial amount of revenue for the past two years when COVID-19 restrictions prevented such activities.

Mr Ocloo was ,therefore, happy that the celebration would take place this weekend to enable him make some money to cater for his family.

At Abene, the seat of the Kwahu Paramountcy, the main road leading to the town was being rehabilitated but the workers would not answer questions regarding the finishing of the construction before the commencement of the Easter festivities.

Similar road projects were underway in other communities with the intention of completing them to get them in good shape and safe for both motorists and pedestrians.

The top of the Odweanoma Mountain near Atibie where the paragliders are expected to take off had been cleared, while the road from Atibie to the site had been given a facelift.
Hotels were not left out as almost all the facilities had been painted to attract visitors for booking and checks from a number of hotels showed they were fully booked.

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Kwahu South, Emmanuel Atta Ofori Senior said to maintain law and order due to the influx of people to the area, over 1,000 policemen would be put at vantage points.

He, therefore, assured both residents and other holiday makers of maximum security.