Charterhouse Ghana, organizers of the 2020 Ghana Music Awards, has announced the postponement of the nominees jam scheduled to take place on April 4.
The concert which was supposed to take place at the Jackson Park, Koforidua in the Eastern Region have had to be postponed due to the ban on public gathering.
In a press release signed by Robert Klah, Head of Public Events and Communications at Charterhouse, the statement said the postponement has become necessary due to the recently confirmed Covid- 19 cases in Ghana, and the national directives on public gathering.
“A new date will be announced later, subject to further National Directives on Public Gathering,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, Charterhouse has apologized to all music lovers for the inconvenience caused.
“Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted. We would like to use this opportunity to remind the general public to follow the preventive measures issued by the Ghana Health Service, and comply with Government’s recent.”
Akufo-Addo shuts down schools until further notice
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the management of schools in the country to shut down effective Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice.
The President gave the order when he addressed the nation on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
He said, “All universities, Senior High Schools and basic schools ie public and private schools, will be closed Monday, March 16, 2020, till further notice. The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication, has been tasked to roll out distance learning programmes.”
The President added that “BECE and WASSCE candidates will be allowed to attend school to prepare for their examinations but with prescribed social distancing protocols.”
Government bans church activities, funerals, other public gatherings
President Akufo-Addo as part of his address put a ban on all public gatherings including conference, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies and church activities and related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country.
He said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks.
“I have decided in the interest of public safety and the protection of our population to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows. Firstly, all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted, but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance,” the President said.