The Paramount Chief of Kusaug Traditional area has issued a statement banning all funerals, weddings, spinnings and any kind of gatherings in the area following government’s directive on measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.

Zugraana Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II said this has become necessary because the town and surrounding areas share border with Togo and Burkina Faso, making his people vulnerable.

Abugrago Azoka II further emphasised that issues raised by government to deal with the pandemic was of immediate concern to the traditional area.

“This is the time we celebrate funerals and other related activities hence the need to deal with the matter squarely.”

He charged his divisional chiefs in the Kusaug Traditional area to spread the message in their respective communities. 

Naba Azoka also appealed to the security agencies within his jurisdiction to assist the various Municipal and District Assemblies to enforce the ban until further notice. 

Municipal and the District Assemblies have also been asked to resource media personnel to disseminate appropriate information at various market squares for residents to understand and comply.

The paramount Queen mother of the area, Veronica Abugrago I, also cautioned women to be extra vigilant because they are more vulnerable.

 She has tasked Queen mothers in the markets to ensure all the various women’s groups are well informed. 

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