The Manhyia Palace has suspended its major traditional activities as part of measures to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the events suspended include Akwasidae, Awukudae and other activities that attract public gathering at the Palace.
The Manhyia Museum, which is one of the major tourist facilities in the Ashanti Region has also been closed down as part of the measures.
Traditional spokesperson to the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Baffour Osei Hyiaman Brentuothe IV said the Palace has also put health safety measures in place to protect the public who use the Palace.
“The public ones have been suspended for the meantime and the main ones being the Ewukudei and the Akwasidei are activities that normally attract people from the outside to come. The first part is also a private event but the second part is normally a public one and that has been suspended and additionally, we do certain rights on the Mondays after Akwasidei and the Thursdays after the Ewukudei all are going on but not with public participation.”