The Kwahu Traditional Council has banned the invocation of curses in the area due to an upsurge in curse invocation by residents including Christians and Muslims.

According to the traditional council, students have also joined the bandwagon invoking curses against their colleagues.

The Krontihene of Kwahu-Abene, Nana Simpe Wiredu explained that at least 20 complaints over invoked curses are recorded in the tradition area daily.

He said the situation is having a debilitating effect on the traditional council as many young people are dying as a result.

Speaking at a traditional durbar to mark Kwahu Adae-Kese on Sunday at Abene, the Krontihene announced that, the traditional Council has with immediate effect forbidden invocation of curse in the area warning of hefty fines and punishment if found culpable .

“It is very disheartening to note that, at least 20 cases of invocation of curses are recorded in the Kwahu area every day, even in the olden days when Christianity had not spread, invoking of curses wasn’t rampant but now even Christians, Mallams and traditionalists are all invoking curses, everybody is into it. We have forbidden invocation of curses with immediate effect, anyone caught culpable will be dealt with.”

The Omanhene of Kwahu Traditional Area, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II on his part also called for unity among residents and support the traditional Council champion development agenda for Kwahu.

He also assured that, he will continue to pursue a remedy to the perennial clashes between farmers and Fulani nomads. – Kojo Ansah