The infamous ‘Bonsam Gyam’ in Akropong-Akuapem has been re-branded to ‘Ofie High Street,’ Citi Showbiz has learnt.
The renaming and re-branding took place during this year’s Odwira Festival which was held last week at Akropong – Akuapem in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Present at the ceremony were the Municipal Chief Executive of Akropong Akuapem Dennis Edward Aboagye, the Member of Parliament for Akuapem-North constituency Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah and the royalty.
At the ceremony, a giant sign post was mounted to reflect the re-branding of the street and its activities.
The street, located few metres away from the chief’s palace had been the hub of entertainment. It had drinking bars like Fisils, Ofie, Chicago Stand, Adikanfo and Level 400.
These bars apparently hire the services of spinners who entertain their clientele with songs to support the sale of their drinks. The clients appreciate this gesture with non-stop dancing on the street.
The clientele, mostly young people, danced with their bottles and glasses of liquor in their hands, while others smoked alongside.
During the day, ‘Bonsam Gyam’ was a normal, silent street where people and vehicles went about their socio-economic activities without any hindrances. But at night, it became a real ‘hell’ or Bonsam Gyam for residents and commuters who could not stand the noise.
When revellers at Bonsam Gyam were in their elements, they jumped onto the bonnets of passing vehicles and puffed smoke on drivers and passengers.
There was also theft, hooliganism and young ladies who patronised ‘Bonsam gyam’ were spotted in their mini-skirts, with tops that leave little for the imagination.
According to authorities, the re-branding comes with ensuring sanity at the place, reflecting true Akuapem identity and providing quality entertainment and recreation for people during weekends.
By: Kwame Dadzie/citifmonline.com/Ghana
Published on 11 October 2017 | 5:02 pm at Source