The president of the Ga Traditional Council GA MANTSE NII TEIKO TSURU imposes Ban on Noise making and drumming effective from 9th May


With a call from the Paramount Chief of Ga Traditional Area, His Royal Majesty King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, for peace and tolerance during, before, and after the celebrations, the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has placed a ban on drumming and noise-making in the traditional area from May 9 to June 9, 2022. 

The one-month prohibition is a Ga Mashie ritual that occurs before the chiefs and people of Ga Mashie celebrate the Homowo festival. 

King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, speaking to the media at the Ga Mantse Palace in Accra yesterday, urged Ga state institutions to celebrate this year's Homowo holiday in peace and love, free of violence. 

The event will begin on May 9th, 2022 and end on June 9th, 2022. 

During the celebrations, the Ga Mantse advised the youth, in particular, to be calm and refrain from any sort of violence. 


The Ga State overlord urged the chiefs and elders of Accra and its environs to work with the local district assembly to ensure that the ban was enforced in their respective territories. 

With the help of the police, Asafoatsemei, and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly Special Taskforce, he said a monitoring squad with special identity cards had been put in place to ensure compliance with the prohibition. 

"They'll go to flashpoints and arrest obstinate churches, noisemakers, and imposters," he said. 

He claimed that the GTC had achieved an agreement with the orthodox churches, who had stated their willingness to cooperate throughout the ban. 

The GTA further advised the general public to pay attention to and follow the norms and regulations surrounding the restriction on drumming and noise in order to contribute to the Ga State's peace, harmony, and security. 

"In addition, the GTC will rely on the collaboration of many stakeholders to ensure rigorous observance and compliance with Ga norms, practices, and usages," he stated. 

By issuing this notification, the GTC urged everyone in Georgia to follow the restriction and refrain from making disparaging statements regarding the Ga people's rites, customs, practices, usages, and beliefs. 

The Ga Mantse stated, "This is who we are, and we appreciate our tradition and culture."

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