The Ga South Municipal Assembly and it's Municipal Security Council (MUSEC) on Monday 8th August, 2022 secured a restraining order from the Weija Magistrate court presided over by Her Lordship Rubby Naa Opoku to restrain Chiefs and elders of the underlisted towns from public sprinkling of the festive food “kpokpoi” during the 2022 Annual Homowo celebrations which comes off on Saturday 13th August, 2022 across all the towns and villages in the municipality due to unresolved protracted chieftaincy disputes in these communities. The communities include Kokrobite, Bortianor, Aplaku, Langma, Ngleshie Amanfro, Domeabra, Danchira, Ashalaja and Obom.

It could be recalled that several traditional programs and celebrations in communities within Ga South has resulted in violent clashes leading to the death of some persons and injuries to several others. These development among others in these communities informed the Ga South MUSEC to take precautionary measures to avert any unusual occurrences before, during and after the Homowo celebration.

Speaking at a meeting with chiefs from these selected communities, Hon. Joseph Nyarni Stephen, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and Chairman of MUSEC indicated that over the years meetings were held to ensure the peaceful celebrations on the day of the celebrations. However, the agreed roadmap for a successful occasions are mostly not adhered to by the disputing parties. “Every year we invite our chiefs for a meeting and discuss on ways to have a successful festival. We give ourselves the assurance that everything will be fine. But on the day of the celebrations different things happen in the various communities. It is sad that MUSEC has to take such a decision on an important occasion like the homowo celebrations but we owe it a duty to the general populace within the municipality to ensure peace, protect life and property. This year, we want you to limit the celebrations to the various family houses and not the principal streets to avoid any clashes”.

Chief Supt Freeman Kumashie, Weija Divisional Police Commander assured the chiefs, elders and the general public of continuous Police presence before, during and after the celebrations.

Presentations of bags of maize, red oil and canned drinks were donated to the various communities by the Assembly to aid the celebrations of the 2022 Homowo festival.