Residents of Jamestown completely defy the ban on public gatherings in the name of celebrating their annual tradition known as “Sese Bulem”.
The stretch leading from James Town through the John Evans Atta Mills High Street (Accra) saw over a thousand residents of Jamestown (a suburb in Accra) chanting in the name of “Sese Bulem” a Gan Annual Tradition.
The ritual started at 15:45 GMT on Monday 1st of January 2021 which lasted four hours into the night. Interacting with some participants, they asserted that, the need and importance to observe the rituals hence the celebration. Moving our cameras slowly among the crowds, AdoaTv news reporter, Naa Anyema Collison have observed keenly that, Majority of these thousand plus residents are without a nose mask or face shield.
Meanwhile, The presence of the police did not deter the celebrants making their interventions yelled no results.
In a conversation with the district police officers, off-camera on the grounds disclosed to the mews team the difficulty in halting the celebration.
As seen in all reportage across the globe, health facilities getting overwhelmed with cases skyrocketing and huge numbers in the death toll, The question is Why will Ghanaians put their health at the expense of a ritual?
On the 23rd address to the nation on the measures to curb the spread of covid 19 in the country.
President Akufo-Addo on Sunday, January 31, 2021, Announced some restrictions on public gatherings.