The novel corona virus pandemic has forestalled and postponed a lot of activities in Ghana and even beyond the shores of Ghana. The virus has affected all facet of life from religion, sports and political related gatherings. We look at some events that are still on hold due to the Covid-19.
Vodafone Ghana Music Awards
In Entertainment, as it mostly done every year. The Ghana music award is to celebrate musicians for a good job done the year under review. This event mostly happens in April or May but has taken a different twist this year. It is organized by Event organizers called Charter House. VGMA as most Ghanaians call it is expected to come off in August due to the Covid 19
Ghana would have been an interesting place by now with lots of political parties paraphernalia’s, party songs, political chants and accolades, huge political campaigns at various football stadiums and party offices but due to the restrictions imposed by the president on public gatherings these rallies have been postponed or better still truncated.
Ghana Premier League
Ghana’s football has always been marred with corruption and exposes. After the Anas Number 12 expose that grind football to a halt in the country with the normalization committee stepping in to normalize things the football season kick started again but was suspended after the first round of the season due to the covid-19.The football authorities have truncated the league and it’s expected to start in October.
The Akwasidae Festival is celebrated by the Ashanti people and chiefs in the Ashanti Region as well as the Ashantis in the diaspora. The festival is celebrated on a Sunday, once every six weeks.Due to the covid 19 it has been suspended due to prevent the spread of the disease.
Greater works conference is a congregation for the international Central Gospel Church which takes place every year. The Covid-19 pandemic has kept the event on hold for some time now. The overseer of the church has called off the service and asked the church to resort to fasting and prayers which started on Thursday 25,June to Monday August 3,2020.
Cancellation of Hajj
The Islamic Pilgrimage or Hajj has been cancelled and set to take place post Covid-19.This automatically means that Ghanaian pilgrimage will not be able to make the journey this year. An announcement in Saudi Arabia indicated that only a limited number of the pilgrims will take part in the activity.
The Black stars were set to kick start with their qualifiers for the 2021 African cup of Nations but due to the coronavirus pandemic the Stars cannot battle it out with any country as the Federation of International Football Association has suspended all football activities for now.
Paa Kweku Eshun|Talksafrica.com