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Oguaa Traditional Council paves way for NDC Campaign launch

Author: Shirley Asiedu-Addo, Cape Coast

The Cape Coast Traditional Council would lift its ban on drumming and noise making unusually early to pave way for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to launch its campaign scheduled for Sunday at the Cape Coast Stadium.

The ban would be lifted on Friday six days earlier than the norm.

A letter to media houses signed by Nana Kow Amoasi III, Chairman of the Fetu Afahye Planning Committee said he had been directed by the President of the Oguaa Traditional Council, Nananom, heads of the various traditional militias, traditional priests and other stakeholders about the lifting of the ban.

The letter however stated that the ban on funerals were still in force.

The spokesperson for the 2016 Fetu Afahye Planning Committee, Nana Kwame Edu VI, Tufohen of the Oguaa traditional area explained to the media that Nananom were approached by executives of the National Democratic Congress asking to hold their campaign launch in Cape Coast.

He noted that Nananom upon consultation with fetish priests within the traditional area agreed to lift the ban and enable the NDC hold its campaign launch on the 14th of August in Cape Coast. Nana Edu VI added that this change of date of lifting the ban is not the first to happen in the history of the celebration of the Fetu Afahye.

But the Progressive Peoples Party parliamentary candidates for Cape Coast North and South, Mr Bright Drofenu and Mrs Sarah Bucknor respectively, have described the action by the traditional council as biased.



In a related development the Oguaa Traditional Council has been dragged to court by a Cpae Coast based radio station, Cape FM, to explain the Council's refusal to allow the station to organize an annual street carnival popularly known as Orange Friday as part of this year's festival.

The popular carnival has gained a lot of popularity over the few years of inception and has added colour to the festival.