Ahwiaa Clash Traditional leaders ban wake keeping and ‘soloku’ at Ahwiaa

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kwabre East District Nana Osei Asibbey Bonsu, said that the DISEC and traditional leaders at Ahwiaa met and agreed to impose the ban in order to prevent future clashes.

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The traditional leaders and District Security Council (DISEC) at Kwabre East have banned ‘soloku’ (merrymaking) and wake keeping in the Ahwiaa Community in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region.

This comes after the youth in the Zongo community of the area and the indigenous Ashantis had a bloody encounter leaving dozens injures. Properties worth hundreds of cedis were also destroyed during the clash on Saturday (February 3, 2018).

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The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Kwabre East District Nana Osei Asibbey Bonsu, told Kumasi-based Abusua FM that the DISEC and traditional leaders at Ahwiaa met and agreed to impose the ban in order to prevent future clashes.

According to him, DISEC and the traditional leaders will work to prevent an escalation of the tensions in the community.

“Since we don’t want to see any clash again in the Ahwiaa community, DISEC and traditional leaders have banned soloku and wake keeping. Even where is a funeral in the community, the moment the family head will leave the place the machines will also go off. We will maintain security presence here in order to ensure law and order” he said.

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Sources indicate that some of the indigenous people prevented the Zongo youth from participating in a burial and funeral rites of a deceased lady. This led to a fight between the 2 sides. Some wielded weapons which left some wounded.

Nana Osei Asibbey Bonsu charged police to go after those dealing in hard drugs in the community.

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