The Ga traditional Council has clashed with the Ghana Boxing Authority over the upcoming bout between Ayitey Powers and Bukom Banku.According to the Acting President of the Ga traditional Council, Nii Doodo Nsaki his council has communicated to the GBA not to stage the judgement day bout to avoid running into troubles with the traditional council.The Ga traditional Council wants the May 15th bout to be stopped because it falls within the period they are supposed to be observing part of their long standing tradition.Nii Doodo Nsaki said “The GBA and the promoters can’t tell us what to do. That is our custom which must be respected by all who live on our land. We have communicated this to them so who ever defaults will have himself to blame” he said.“For us, this is a period of no noise making and once we want to respect our tradition we won’t allow this bout to come off, never will we”.But the call from the Ga traditional Council has been resisted by the GBA who say the bout will certainly come off despite the treat from the Ga traditional Council. The GBA President Peter Zwennes, has appealed to boxing fans to ignore the call from the Ga traditional Council since they have no such powers to cancel the fight as they have attempted to do.The GBA President said in his interview that “The bout will come off as planned because the Ga traditional council lacks such powers to stop us from staging this fight. The GBA does not operate under them so we will not comply with their directives. The traditional council is misleading the public because they don’t have any such powers to stop this bout”.
MASON CITY — The playground areas in Mason City’s parks are opening back up after having been closed for a couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Reynolds announced last week that outdoor playgrounds could once again be used starting June 1st as part of her reopening plan for the state. Mason City’s Parks Board approved opening up the playgrounds during a special meeting last Friday.Recreation Superintendent Brian Pauly says they’ve been preparing the playgrounds and shelter houses for use. “The delay of that allows staff actually go in and actually unwinterize all the shelter houses and post signs at all our playgrounds and our shelters saying that these are not disinfected on a regular basis so it is use at your own risk.”Pauly reminds people that even though the playgrounds and shelter houses are opening up, you still need to use good coronavirus hygiene practices. “If you go use the playground or facilities, we strongly recommend following all public health guidelines on washing your hands, bringing disinfectants, definitely do not touch your face, and practice good hygiene when you use our parks.”The Mason City Parks Department manages the city’s parks and trails on over 600 acres of city land.