Enskinment of chiefs suspended at Mamprugu Kingdom over COVID-19

Thursday 26th March, 2020

By Albert Futukpor, GNA Nalerigu (N/ER), March 26, GNA – Naa Bohugu
Mahami Abdulai Sheriga, Overlord (Nayiri) of the Mamprugu Traditional Area, has
suspended the enskinments of chiefs in the Mamprugu Kingdom saying this is due
to the incidence of COVID-19 cases in the country.

The enskinments of chiefs attract large
gatherings and this can be fertile grounds for the spread of the disease, hence
the ban on them in the area until further notice.

Naa Abdulai Sheriga, who announced the ban at a
press briefing at his palace in Nalerigu on Thursday, endorsed the President’s
directives to contain the disease and urged all to obey them.

The Nayiri, in line with the President’s
directives, also banned all public gatherings including religious activities,
weddings and outdoorings, group hunting, political rallies and birthday parties
amongst others in the area.

He said “All funerals are suspended except
for burials, which should not exceed 25 persons.”

The Overlord said “All sons and daughters
returning from abroad or any other locations must subject themselves to the
Ministry of Health’s guidelines on COVID-19 to halt the spread”.

He urged the North East Regional Security
Council to deal ruthlessly with any individual or group of persons, who would
flout the directives.


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