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06.08.2009 Regional News

Security services will deal with malcontents during Homowo celebrations - REGSEC

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Accra, Aug. 6, GNA – The Greater Accra Regional Security Council (REGSEC) warned on Thursday that the security services had been put on full alert during the Homowo celebrations in the Ga State and would deal with malcontents according to the law.

“The due process of law should be allowed to take its course to ensure that peace and harmony prevail during the celebration, and any person who flouts the law should be dealt with in accordance with the dictates of the law,” the REGSEC said in a statement signed by Mr F.T. Nartey, Chief Director.

The statement said at the last REGSEC meeting, it was observed that there still existed some disputes in many areas of the Ga Traditional Council.

It said of particular concern was the installation of rival chiefs in many divisions of the Ga Traditional Area.

The REGSEC said it had therefore decided that Homowo should be celebrated by all people in the Ga State but where there were disputes the police had been directed to ensure that all activities should be restricted to only the family homes.

It said the sprinkling of “Kpokpoi” should also be restricted to the same family homes and not to be extended onto the streets at these troubles spots.

“None of the malcontents are to be allowed to enter any of the palaces or stool rooms.”

The REGSEC said government would not sit down for anybody to take the law into their own hands, adding that the Greater Accra Regional Police Commanders had been requested to monitor the celebrations to ensure that peace prevailed in all quarters of the Region.

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