*AS ALL FEUDING FACTIONS COMBINE TO CELEBRATE HOMOWO
The Chiefs and people of Ngleshie Amanfro, in the Ga South district has shown green light towards peace, cohesion and harmony when they all put their differences aside and joined forces in a brotherly manner to celebrate this year’s Homowo Festival which came off a couple of days ago.
Ngleshie Amanfro is purely a cosmopolitan area with rich Ga tradition. It would be recalled that, there has been traces of misunderstandings and disputes among the various traditional gates in recent times.
Chieftaincy and traditional disputes has become a growing phenomenon in Ghana in recent history, with most of them getting bloody and impeding growth and development; not talking of its pressure on the national coffers.
It was therefore a sign of relief and good sight, when the chief of the area, Nii Kwarshie Gborlor with his elders, joined forces to celebrate this year’s Homowo festival and other traditional rites of the community.
Speaking to Newslinegh, the Chief of Ngleshie Amanfro, Nii Kwarshie Gborlor recounted how disputes mar the progress of every town. He added that, if one takes a critical look at communities which allowed disputes and rancor to take the better part of them, such communities are retarded in development.
He said, it was needful that they buried all their differences and forge ahead in unity and harmony, in order to allow development take center stage.
Nana Tambia IV, the Divisional Queenmother of Ngleshie Amanfro and other communities under her traditional umbrella, also acknowledged the need for peace and harmony to be given a chance, to serve as a worthy example to other areas across the country.
She advocated that political leaders should take the issue of affirmative action serious, since women perform extremely extraordinary when at the helm of affairs.
On the upcoming election, both leaders appealed for peace and tolerance, adding that “the land of Ghana is all we have”. They admonished parents and elders to take effective control of their wards to prevent them from going wayward before, during and after this year’s elections.
Story by Frederick E. Aggrey