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Cancellation of this year's Kwahu Easter celebration a huge blow to gov't - CEO of GTA

By Mutala Yakubu
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CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman has expressed worry over the cancellation of the Kwahu Easter celebration due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

On Monday, the Traditional Council of Kwahu in the Eastern Region called off this year's Easter celebrations following the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 in the country.

This Mr Agyemang believe is a huge blow to the government since the Easter celebrations generate a lot of revenue for the nation.

"It has taken the industry by storm. But, I believe we will survive and see ourselves there again, this year Kwahu is not happening. Last year we raked a lot of revenue for the government and this is a huge blow. While we are enforcing the measures, we are also empathising ourselves how to get out of this situation," he said in a radio interview.

Cancellation of this year's Easter celebration was necessary after President Akufo-Addo gave a directive that all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, church activities, and other related events must be halted for 4 weeks as part of measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

READ ALSO: Kwahu Traditional Council calls off Easter Celebrations over Covid-19

Ghana has so far confirmed 7 cases of the deadly coronavirus.

Kwahu Easter is the annual Easter celebrations at the Kwahu South District of the Eastern Region of Ghana. People from all walks of life and all nationality throng to the Kwahu Hills every Easter to celebrate the three-day-long holiday.