Indigenous Ga settlers in the Brong-Ahafo Region, have rallied together to celebrate the first Hommowo, a traditional festival of the people at Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region amid the outpouring of joy.
The colourful ceremony which drew all people and clans of the of the Ga traditional area resident in B/A and the general public, was nothing different from how the annual festival is celebrated in the Ga land with traditional drumming and dancing, sprinkling of Kpokpoi and the performance of certain rituals.
The occasion was also used as a means of selling out the Ga tradition and culture outside the Accra Regions, whiles also providing an opportunity to solicit funds to give financial support to Widows and Widowers in the Region.
Mr Samuel Justice Adjei, Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, who was on hand to grace the occasion, advised the youth against acts that could spark violence in the coming general election.
He observed that election is not a period of war but a time for individual to have opportunities to elect a leader of choice who could bring development to their communities.
Mr Adjei advised the youth to see their worth and value as the nation’s future hope upon whom the future development of the nation depended and must therefore do all they could to protect the peace of the nation to enable them grow to meet a vibrant country.
The Deputy Regional Minister said Ghana has over the year’s demonstrated maturity in earlier elections and should again display such sense of responsibility to prove to the whole world that Ghanaian’s love peace.
He commended the Ga’s Association in the Region for bringing Homowo celebration closer to Gas in the Region and expressed optimism that it would continue every year to offset the transport cost of members who have to travel to far away Accra to observe the Hommowo.
Nana Baffour Awuah Appiah, Twafo hene of Tepa traditional area, called on political parties and their supporters to cautious with their public utterance to avoid circumstances that could destroy lives and properties in the country.
He asked Ghanaian’s to come together in love and in unity since “we are one people and do not have any other country apart from the nation Ghana”.