The Ga traditional council revealed that the infamous Dumsor Vigil spearheaded by Yvonne Nelson and the bout between Ayitey Powers and Bukom Banku caused the floods and fire which killed 159 people in Accra weeks ago.
Ayitey Powers, Bukom Banku fight caused flood disaster - Ga council
The Ga Traditional Council says the June 3 fire and flood disasters were caused by the bout between Ayitey Powers and Bukom Banku.
According to them, the gods were not in support of both events.
Addressing the press in Accra Thursday, the Council argued that organizers of the bout decided to disregard the local traditional rule.
“… a boxing tournament between Bukom Banku and Ayitey Powers was staged at Accra Sports Stadium much to the displeasure of the traditional rulers because it was staged during the ban on drumming and noise making…”
The Council also “appealed to all residents in Accra and its environs to observe the simple traditional norms and customary rites as enunciated by the Gas to ensure peace which is devoid of any calamity.”
An explosion ripped through the Goil petrol station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra killing at least 159 people after floodwater washed fuel into a fire while the victims were sheltering from torrential rain.
While many are blaming the event on authorities’ failure to put measures in place to curb flooding as well as fuel stations and other properties located in waterways and built without permits, the president of the Council, Nii Dodoo Tackie has blamed it on the bout.
He also backed his claim with a tall list of national events including the May 9 Accra Sports Stadium disaster of 2001 that led to the loss of 127 lives, and the recent #Dumsormuststop vigil as case studies of events that flouted the traditional law on ban on drumming and noise making.
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