The Annerh We gate of the Prampram royal family has accused the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey for causing the nearly occurred clash last Tuesday during the sprinkling of the traditional Homowo food, Kpokpoi.
It took the intervention of the military personnel to prevent the untoward from happening, when a young man pulled a gun at the Prampram Paramount Stool Father, Numo Osabu Abbey when he was duly sprinkling the Kpokpoi in the family house.
Succession to the Prampram Paramountcy has been in dispute since the death of Nene Tetteh Djan, and the subsequent installation of Nene Tetteh Wakah III, months ago.
The atmosphere was tensed prior to the day of sprinkling of the Kpokpoi, prompting the decision by the security agencies and the Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, Jonathan Paa Nii Doku, to suspend the important traditional performance this year, to forestall any eventuality.
The Annerh We family head, Ebenezer Nii Tetteh Djan Abbey narrating the unfortunate incident to WestAfrica24.com shortly after the incident said, a meeting involving elders of the Annerh We, Military and Police officers including the District Police Commander, DSP Issah Mohammed Cantona, the Ningo-Prampram District Chief Executive, Jonathan Teye Doku and representatives from the Paramount Chief prior to the day, was held and it was agreed that no one should sprinkle Kpokpoi this year due to a number of pending court cases.
According to him, it was agreed that one can only sprinkle the Kpokpoi in their family houses, a decision affirmed by the Acting President of the Prampram Traditional Council, Nene Kwaku Darpoh.
Nii Abbey noted that, the Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey after the meeting called to direct that the Paramount Chief be allowed to sprinkle the Kpokpoi leading to the unpleasant occurrence.
They therefore called on the Minister to stop stoking fire among the Prampram royal family, given the fact that he is a GaDangme and ought to know better.
It is however unclear if the Prampram Traditional Area will climax this year’s Homowo with a grand durbar as always done.
Source: Edward Tetteh// WestAfrica24.com