Audio: Effutu Traditional Council bans indecent dressing at Aboakyer Festival

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Indecent dressing has been banned at this year's Aboakyer Festival

The Omanhene of Effutu Traditional Area, Neenyi Ghartey (VII) and his elders have declared a ban on indecent dressing at the 2019 Aboakyer Festival.

The Omanhene, who addressed the council of elders and members of the Effutu community at the launch of the 2019 Aboakyer festival, stated that it was about time Ghana restored its lost cultural values to ensure decent dressing, especially among the youth.

In an interview with Adom News, the Omanhene stated that the action taken by the Council was to help maintain the Ghanaian culture.

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“We don’t expect anybody to dress indecently to the bush hunt or the durbar grounds, neither do we expect anybody to incite or portray any form of violence because that is not what the festival is about,” he stated.                                                                                                                             

The Municipal Chief Executive Officer, Bartholomew Ninsin, also appealed to the planning committee to always involve the Assembly for a smooth festival.

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The Aboakyer Festival is an annual celebration to mark the migration of the Effutu people from the ancient Western Sudan Empire, led by two brothers and a god called Otu, to their current settlement.

Source: Adom News/Kofi Adjei

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