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12.06.2007 General News

Anarchists promise blood bath for Homowo

By The Independent
Anarchists promise blood bath for Homowo

As if the nasty incident of smearing human excreta, an obnoxious practice referred to as shit bombing on a scared shrine house of the Ga state and a street leading to the shrine and the violence of last Wednesday are not enough, sections of the Ga youth are already promising a blood bath, come the Homowo festival.

The nasty incidence of shit bombing and violence characterized the lifting of the month long ban on drumming and noise making by the Ga Mantse, King Tackie Tawiah II, last Wednesday when several people were hurt and a strong police presence was required to see the ceremony through.

Barely a week after those nasty incidents, some individuals and youth groups in Ga Mashie are promising mayhem until issues surrounding the disputed enstoolment of the Ga King are resolved.

According to The Independent, its investigations have revealed that the youth promising chaos are those against the recent enstoolment and coronation of the current Ga king, Mantse Tackie Tawiah II.

In a chat, some youths in Accra Central said they will do anything to prevent Nii Tackie Tawiah from performing any custom or rite relating to the August Homowo Festival.

According to the youth, their motivation to do that is their respect for the rich Ga culture which they say has been thrown to the dogs with the enstoolment and coronation of Nii Tackie Tawiah.

Commey, a 27-year-old apprentice said 'we will see how they will celebrate the Homowo festival. Where human excreta was smeared around during the lifting of the ban on drumming there will be blood bath during the Homowo festival if they do not end this illegitimacy.'

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