Tamale Stadium Cleared to Hold Entertainment Events

The Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has lifted the ban on entertainment activities at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in the Northern Region.

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Tamale, Iddrisu Musah, suspended all musical concerts in the metropolis following the death of eight persons during a recent street procession.

It would be recalled that a number of people died in a road accident in Tamale during a street procession (concert) organised by Zylofon Cash.

A statement signed by the chief director on behalf of the Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, said following various representations made to REGSEC to intervene in the recent banning of entertainment activities at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, the council has consulted the MCE of Tamale concerning the issue.

The statement further stated that REGSEC after an exhaustive consideration has decided to lift the ban. The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has been allowed to regulate entertainment activities in the metropolis; hence the assembly has been tasked to come out with strict procedures to guide such activities and related matters at the stadium and any other public place.

However, REGSEC emphasized that the conduct of any entertainment or related activity in the metropolis requires the approval of the TMA which is supposed to regulate such activities in line with their bye-laws.

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