The Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (KoKMA) has advised the chiefs and people of Osu to observe the COVID-19 protocols as they celebrate their Homowo festival this year.
In a statement signed by the Public Relations officer, Nii Ofori-Quaye, the assembly called on owners of drinking spot, and local restaurants and places of entertainment within Osu and its immediate environs to ensure the adherence of the COVID-19 protocols at their premises.
“This year’s celebration of the Homowo festival will be exceptionally different from that of years passed owing to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)”.
“It is the conviction of the assembly that the festival is celebrated in a low –keyed fashion like other festivals across the country since we are still not in normal times. We thus, advise that Street Jams and Carnival that has become a significant feature of the Osu Homowo celebration be suspended this year”, the statement noted.
The assembly, however, commended the Chiefs and people for “eschewing violence and other acts of disturbances that characterised some previous year’s performance of the ritual feast to herald the festival”.
Below is the statement: