Gamashie Lifts Ban On Noise Making

THE Gamashie in the Greater Accra Region on last Thursday celebrated the ‘Odadao’ ceremony to mark the lifting of the ban on drumming and noisemaking within the metropolis.

The one- month period is an annual event which is a time of communion with the gods to seek favour for abundance of food and fish for the Homowo festival scheduled for August. It was under the theme “Unification, progress and development”.

The Gbese Mantse and the Adonten of the Ga State, Nii Ayi-Bonte II, expressed his profound gratitude to the general public, especially the religious bodies, for their cooperation during the period.

Addressing a large gathering at Gamashie, the Gbese Mantse called on the Judiciary to train more chiefs as arbitrators, to enable them solve cases in their jurisdiction which might have spent years pending in our courts. He appealed to the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Culture to liaise with the appropriate state institutions to facilitate this process.

The Gbese Mantse also called on government to fulfil its promise of rehabilitating the Salaga Market at James Town, in Accra, which continues to breed more traders on the streets of Accra.

He has appealed to government

to release a community centre in the premises of the Arts Centre in Accra, back to the people of Gamashie to be used for social gatherings.

Commenting on the current flooding situation in the metropolis, Nii Ayi-Bontey called on the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to dredge the Korle Lagoon to ensure free flow during heavy downpours to avoid disaster.

He, however, urged the youth of Gamashie to refrain from social vices, and positively rally behind the elders to bring development to the area.

The Gbese Mantse urged the chiefs and people of Gamashie to work together, adding that “it is in unity that the people of Gamashie can witness development and progress”.

Nii Ayi-Bontey said that the inculcation of peaceful atmosphere in the metropolis sent signals to authorities to respond positively to their developmental needs, especially at a time that Gas prepare for the Homowo festival scheduled for August.

The colourful occasion attracted several dignitaries including Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, the Deputy Minister of Local Government, and other traditional leaders.

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