The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) says this year’s edition of the popular annual street art festival dubbed: “Chale Wote Festival” will be held virtually.

The AMA said, “this has become necessary due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases and in compliance with the President’s 26th update on the Covid-19 pandemic, which prohibits large gatherings to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.”

In a release issued to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, it said towards this end, Management of the AMA and organisers of the festival had agreed that all programmes lined up, would be broadcast on virtual platforms such as, social media and other online channels to enable all enthusiasts to follow the activities.

It said contrary to previous events and the associated large crowd, there would be no outdoor activity that will require in-person participation during this year’s festival slated for 13 to 22 August 2021.

“The AMA wishes to use this opportunity to rally the citizenry to show interest in the event and support the various activities by participating through the online platforms.

The Assembly is also urging all and sundry to follow the event’s social media handles and website for updates.”

Chale Wote Street Art Festival is a Ghanaian-originated platform that brings together art, music, dance and performance onto the streets.

This year’s edition of the festival marks the tenth year of its launch in 2011 to promote and appreciate diverse forms of art in Ghana.

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