The Chiefs and people of Papase Traditional Area under the Gbese Paramountcy in the Ga West Municipality has celebrated their annual Homowo over the weekend amidst fun-fair and the sprinkling of ‘Kpokpoi’, the traditional food of the Ga’s.
Clad in red amidst drumming and dancing, the Chief and his elders sprinkle the food and poured libation at sacred places and homes.
The Chief started the sprinkling from the palace through Ayigbe town and some principal streets of the community and ended at the cemetery.
The festival, which was celebrated peacefully, attracted a large number of indigenes from the Ga State and tourist from other places.
Addressing the gathering after sprinkling the Kpokpoi, the Chief of Papase, Nii Komey Papaye Asa III, called for a united front among the Ga’s to accelerate the development of the Greater Accra region.
He also urged the Chiefs in the Ga state to forge ahead in unity by burying their differences in order to seek the development of the communities.
Nii Komey Papaye Asa III, also expressed his displeasure over chieftaincy disputes in the Ga state whereby there are two or more chiefs in a community.
He appealed to them to resolve their differnces to ensure the rapid development of their areas.
Nii Komey Papaye Asa III, also reiterated his call on the government particularly the Ministry of Communications and the telecommunication operators to come to their aid by erecting mast in the town to sit at the comfort of their homes and make call to any part of the country and beyond.
He explained that making a phone call has become a very big source of worry for the people of Papase due to the lack of network coverage.
By: Paul Mamattah