The Kontihene of Koforidua, Nana Nyantakyi has dispelled rumours that the Nsukwa River in the Eastern region has turned into blood.
Residents in the New Juaben municipality were thrown into a state of shock as the Nsukwa River flowing across the municipality turned red on Saturday, October 7.
However, Nana Nyantakyi told Accra100.5FM’s Eastern regional correspondent, Kofi Michelle that the discolouration is due to chemical pollution.
“I have personally also gone around and realised this is not blood. The Nsukwa River has not turned into blood; it is just colour from somebody doing his tie-and-dye,” he stated.
He emphasised: “It has nothing to do with the ‘Akwantukesie’ that we are going to celebrate. It has nothing to do with human blood; it has nothing to do with goat blood”.
He called for police investigations into the matter for the person who polluted the river to be arrested and prosecuted because the “river joins the Densu and this will cause pollution to other river bodies which serve as a source of potable water”.