Ghana: Read why local chiefs ban weddings and funerals

The Okere Traditional Council in the Eastern region has announced a ban on weddings and funerals in the traditional area.

The ban takes effect from July 10.

Person who go contrary will be punished by the traditional council, the announcement noted.

Addressing the media on Saturday at Akuapem Adukrom to officially announce the demise of the Okerehene, Osuodumgyam Otutu Kono II, the acting Akuapem Nifahene, who is also chief of Awukugua, Osabarima Opese Konadu stated that "the funeral of Osuodumgya Otutu Kono III will take place from August 2 to the 8th at Adukrom Akuapem”.

He added: "Due to the funeral, there will be a ban on noise making from July 10 till the end of the funeral rites as part of activities to pay homage to him. During this period, there would be no funerals, weddings etc. within the Akuapem Nifa Division."

According to the traditional council, Osuodumgya Otutu Kono III who also doubled as the Nifahene of the Akuapem traditional Council passed away on January 31 this year.

The late chief, known in private life as Justice Atta Asare Korang, was a retired judge of the Court of Appeal.

He reigned from 2002 to 2016 and was known for hard work and development oriented initiatives . He worked hard to restore discipline among the youth.

The traditional council has urged cooperate bodies and benevolent Ghanaians to support the council to organize a befitting burial for the late chief.

He left behind a wife and children. He died at the age 71.
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