The Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, has described Wednesdays
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Reacting to the incident in an interview on Accra based Citi FM, the Majority Chief Whip in Parliament explained that a meeting was organised between rival groups, opinion leaders and security chiefs after he got intelligence reports of likely clash between rival groups.
Mubarak said during Eid festivals, the community organises dance jams in the evening and rival fun clubs and groups compete. "During midnight then the groups fight."
"We did everything for this not to happen," Mubarak said. "This is a sad day for us. This has never happened."
Six of the dead are females and three males. Those injured are receiving treatment at the Manhyia hospital with one person in a critical condition.
Earlier, the Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Shiek Abdul Moman confirmed the incident on Kumasi-based Angel FM sent out his condolences to families of the bereaved.
He expressed worry that Muslims in the country have refused to heed to calls to show restraint while they feast and celebrate the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The Chief Imam added that such activities as reckless use of motorbikes, cars, drinking, erotic dancing, among others as forms of celebrations of Eid did not convey a good perception about Muslims.
Mubarak said police in region are investigating the cause of the incident.