The Osu Mantse and President of the Osu Traditional Council, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI has urged Ghanaians especially the people of Osu Traditional area to adhere to the directives issued by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on measures to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) in the country.
The Osu Mantse gave his support in a press statement sighted by this portal and advised that all appointments, functions and visits allowed into Osu palace are to be suspended unless deemed extremely important and in such events, only ten persons will be allowed with permission.
Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI encouraged all persons to be transparent and report early to health facilities if they feel unwell so as to help contain the virus.
Below is an unedited press release by the Osu Traditional Council
The President of the Republic of Ghana on the 15th of March, 2020 issued a directive on measures to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) in Ghana. As head of the Osu Traditional Area and the President of the Traditional Council, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, pledge his support to this directive and advice that the following is strictly adhered to
All appointments, functions and visits allowed into the Osu Palace are to be suspended unless deemed extremely important and in such cases, numbers limited to only ten persons will be allowed with permission.
All members of the Osu Traditional Council and the Osu Mantse Palace are respectfully asked to cancel all meetings, functions and activities until further notice.
Employees, dependents and all persons within the Osu Mantse palace and its surroundings are to observe the social distancing protocol of one meter (three feet) when interacting with each other.
All persons in the Osu Mantse palace are advised to limit their travel and movement and to be circumspect in their travel plans.
All annual festivals, funerals, naming and marriage ceremonies and social gatherings which attract crowds and large gatherings should be called off till further notice.
Gatherings in various markets, community trading centres and all public places in the Osu traditional area should be discouraged.
Greater hygiene at homes and compounds should be encouraged by placing water and soap at vantage points.
The Osu stool encourages all persons to be transparent and report early to health facilities if they feel unwell so as to help contain the virus. This is a responsibility we must take as citizens of Ghana to protect our homes and families.
We entreat the media to be extremely cautious in their reportage and not to cause unnecessary fear and panic.
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