PHOTOS: AMASAMAN CELEBRATES HOMOWO FESTIVAL 2015 IN GRAND STYLE.

The successful celebration of  the 2015 Homowo festivities by the people of Amasaman, including the much patronized street carnival was spectacular, a grand durbar was organized today 22nd of August,2015 by his Majesty, Nii Amasa Okreku II where he addressed his citizens and other traditional authorities within his kingdom for the need of peace and unity to foster development in the area.

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His Majesty, Nii Amasa Oseku II with the Queen Mother as they Majestically walk to the Durbar Ground.

A BRIEF ON THE HƆMƆWƆ / “HOMOWO” FESTIVAL:

It is a harvest festival celebrated by the people of the Ga Traditional Area, in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It originated from up1a period of great famine which was eventually followed by a bumper harvest in grain and fish. Thus, the word “Homowo”, literally means “hooting at hunger”.

The main highlight of this month-long festival is the special dish prepared from ground corn, steamed and mixed with palm oil and eaten with palmnut soup.

Prayers for a peaceful and prosperous year are offered. Each Ga kppchief is followed by a retinue with drumming, dancing and singing through his area where he sprinkles some of the special dish called “kpokpoi” and pours libation.

It is merry-making for the Gas, where an entire family, extended family and visitors in particular are invited home to join in the feasting and to deliberate on their welfare and that of their society at large.

Other Chiefs and dignitaries were present in their numbers to grace the occasion, noticeable among them were, Nii Dodoo Nsaki II, President of the Otublohum Divisional Council and Acting President of the Ga Traditional Council, Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi Bonte among others.

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[From Left to right] Hon. Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo(Greater Accra Regional Minister), Nii Ayi Bonte II (Gbese Mantse), His Majesty Nii Amasa Oseku II (King of Amasaman)

The special guest for the event was the President of the Republic of Ghana, HE John Dramani Mahama who was represented by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo wished the people well and encouraged them to continue to live in peace, he was accompanied by Chairman Joseph Ade-Koker, Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the ruling National Democratic Congress.

Enjoy the pictures:

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Some Members of the Royal Family.

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Nii Ayi Bonte Gbese Mantse in a firm Handshake with the Zongo Chief of Afiama-Abensu, Mayera-Adusah communities, Alhaji Abdulai Awudu.

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CHIEF IMAM OF AFIAMAN_MAYERA MUSLIM COMMUNITIES WAS CALLED UPON TO GIVE THE CLOSING PRAYERS TO END THE DURBAR. -IMAM IBRAHIM OFFERING PRAYERS OF PEACE.

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It was a fantastic celebration filled with joyful activities and impressive performances.
PEACE AND LOVE !!

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