Pabieman (GAR), Aug.
19, GNA – Nii Pabie I, the Chief of Pabieman in the Greater Accra Region, said
this year’s Homowo Festival of the chiefs and people of the area would be held
on August 27.
extended the invitation to the sons and daughters residing outside the country
to come home to participate in the celebration to contribute their quota to the
development of the community.
The Homowo Festival,
which means hooting at hunger, is celebrated by the Ga-Dangmes in the Greater
Accra Region. It is characterised by the sprinkling of Kpokpoi and palmnut soup
to signify their gratitude to the gods for blessing them with bumper harvest.
Speaking in an
interview with the Ghana News Agency on Friday, Nii Pabie said activities for
the celebration include a Homowo Night on August 26, a football match on August
28 and an award ceremony for the aged.
He expressed concern
about the lack of jobs for the youth and the general poor sanitation and
appealed to non-governmental organisations and philanthropists to help solve
Nii Pabie appealed
to the Government to rehabilitate the only road that leads to the town from
Nsawam to make it easier for the people to get to the Obom Domeabra
Constituency to vote on the Election Day.
“Ghanaians are one
people and I call on all leaders of political parties to strive to maintain the
peace before, during and after the elections. Politicians should avoid
inflammatory statements that would divide the country,” he said.
He appealed to the
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to take steps to protect
Ghanaian ladies who traveled to the Asian countries for greener pastures but
ended up being humiliated by the men.
“It is disheartening
to see a Ghanaian lady going through ordeals from three white men on the on
internet. The ladies who have seen these ugly pictures should advise themselves
and should not allow money to let them go through these barbaric acts,”
Nii Pabie said.