Kpobima Celebrates Homowo

chief of Kpobima, Nii Tetteh Mensah Kootse and people of Kpobima chief of Kpobima, Nii Tetteh Mensah Kootse and people of Kpobima

The chiefs and people of Kpobima in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, over the weekend climaxed this year's Homowo festival in a grand style.

Homowo is an annual festival which is celebrated by the Gas to apiece their gods on their land and to make sacrifices.

The chief of Kpobima, Nii Tetteh Mensah Kootse in a speech delivered to his people during the festive occasion, reminded them on the need for peaceful co-existence.

According to him, Kpobima is one of the fastest growing areas in the Municipality which has seen the influx of people from different ethnic groups to settle.

"This is the reasons my kingmakers and I decided to expand the kingdom by installing new chiefs to complement the efforts of developing the areas", Nii Mensah Kootse stressed.

"Taking into consideration the large Zango community that sprang up in the last few years in his kingdom , I thought it wise to install a Zongo chief to help in steering the affairs of his administration" , he explained.

The installation of the zongo chief coincided with the celebration of the Homowo, which saw Nii Mensah Kootse, leading the traditional rites for the installation of the new Pobiman Kutunse Zongo Chief, Sariki Alhaji Sulemana Amadu I, Manye Naa Aflowaa Beeshɔ, as the new Queen Mother and Nii Blafo Tsitsitse as the new palace executioner.

The Paramount chief, urged the newly installed chiefs to maintain the dignity of the kingdom and not to use it to the disadvantage of the people they have oversight responsibility .

He appealed to them to be good ambassadors that would bring developments to the people of the area.

Peaceful coexistence is a very important tool in building a society, he noted and therefore called on all tribes to respect each other and continue to live in peace as one people with a common destiny.

Source: www.theheraldgh.com