Ga State Meets For The First Time To Celebrate Homowo

For the first time in seven years, all the 32 clans making the Ga State came togethr to celebrate the annual Homowo festival.

The chiefs and people of the Ga Traditional Council as well as representatives of the main houses that make the 32 clans of the Ga State, on Saturday converged at a durbar at the forecourt of the Gbese Mantse at James Town, to celebrate the festival.

They included: Teku Tsuru We, Tackie Komey We, Nai We, Sakumo Tsoshishi We and Korle We. The rest are; Asafoatse Mankata, Asafoatse Okujeto, Amagana Amuginaa, Abola Piam, Ato and Moja We.

Nii Yaote Otoga II, Ga Gyaasetse (Principal kingmaker) of the Ga State in an interview with Myjoyonline.com, was confident the Ga State ?will now see development after 7 years of confusion and anarchy? with all sorts of people parading themselves as Ga Mantse?.

He said the Ga State now recognises Boni Nii Adama Laatse II, as ?the only Ga Mantse?, who has begun consulting the various clans to ensure peace in Accra.

The Gyaasetse announced, ?the Ga Traditional Council will soon meet as a full house to take decisions that will sustain peace in the Ga State?.

Nii Borketey Ansoade I, Baatsona Mantse, said he had never witnessed a peaceful Homowo throughout his 14 year reign.

Boni Nii Adama Laatse, on his part called on the Ga people to put the past behind them and forge ahead for progress and development.

He also called for peace and unity after the pronouncement of judgment by the panel of judges hearing the election petition at the Supreme Court.

The Ga Traditional Council was rocked with confusion as two persons ? King Tackie Tawiah III (Dr. Jo Blankson) and Boni Nii Adama Laatse ? were both nominated and installed as Ga Mantse by two rival factions ? Nii Yaote Otoga and Nii Tetteh Kwei II.

The Nii Tetteh Kwei II faction on 20th June, 2006, went ahead with the coronation of Dr. Jo Blankson as the 20th Ga Mantse with the stool name Nii Tackie Tawiah III.

Nii Tackie Tawiah ruled a polarised Ga State for seven years until he was reported dead in London in January this year. (myjoyonline) 

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