Like previous Homowos since Accra became embroiled in a chieftaincy dispute, the annual festival of the indigenes of the nation’s capital was without the pomp and pageantry.
A prominent feature of the annual festival was the usual directive from the Greater Accra Regional Security Council restricting the celebration to indoors.
As it happened last year it was only King Tackie Tawiah III who adhered to the directive and celebrated the occasion within the four walls of the historical abode of his forebear King Tackie Tawiah I, known as the Lion’s Den, a stone-away from the General Post Office (GPO) in Accra Central.
In attendance to support him with the traditional ritual were his loyal subordinate chiefs.
Observers wondered why pro-government elements usually flout the security directive in this whole confusion involving people in support of King Tackie Tawiah III and those on the side of government supported Nii Latse I.
Last year even though a similar directive was issued some elements paraded sections of the street and sprinkled the traditional corn meal or kpoikpoi leaving King Tackie Tawiah III to do his within the Lion’s Den.
Last week saw the distribution of donations by government to the other factions in the chieftaincy imbroglio in the Ga state, with King Tackie Tawiah III prominently left out.
Nana Akufo Addo last Friday called on King Tackie Tawiah III and offered his donation for the celebration of the annual ritual.
The Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs ruled that until otherwise stated King Tackie Tawiah III can hold himself as Ga Mantse until the case before it is disposed of.
King Tackie Tawiah III has dragged some persons in the Ga State to an Accra High Court for contempt over their installation of another Ga Mantse when the matter before the House of Chiefs has not been disposed of.
Source: A.R. Gomda
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