The Ga Traditional Council is set to lift the ban on drumming and noise making in the Traditional Area today. The ban was placed in the Ga traditional area from May 2, 2016.
The ban is placed annually in the Ga Traditional Council as part of rites towards the commemoration of the Homowo festival of the Ga people.
According to the Ga traditional council, the Homowo festival will be ushered in by the Lante Djan We on 23rd July while the Ga Mashie Homowo will be celebrated on August 6th.
There was no reported case of individuals or organisations flouting this year’s ban as has been the case in previous years.
The Homowo festival (which means hooting at hunger) is a colourful festival which attracts both Ga’s and people from other tribes both home and abroad.
A month before the celebration, there is a ban on noise making, during which there is ‘ngmaadumo’ (the planting of corn and millet).
The celebration is characterised by rituals some other rituals like the procession of twins through some principal streets, the sprinkling of “Kpokpoi” (the festival meal) to the gods and ancestors for spiritual protection as well as traditional drumming and dancing and general merry-making.