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Nungua chief warn non-indigenes to Respect Ga tradition or go back to their hometown

The leader of the Nungua Traditional Council, Nii professor Odaifio Welentsi III, has sent a strong warning to all non indigenes of Ga to respect their traditions or go back to their respective communities.

Expressing concerns over what he considers to be an extinction of Ga tradition and beliefs, the Nii fumes that the disregard for the culture and values of the ethnic group by others in the Greater Accra Region is worrying.

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He also revealed aggressively that huge number of people had to be summoned by the Ga Traditional authorities due to such disregard.

He made all this known in during a durbar ahead of the Homowo festival in Nungua and took the opportunity to appeal to the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey to act in preserving the Ga culture.

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At the durbar which saw attendance by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Henry Quartey, the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, and a number of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in Accra, the Chief of Nungua, Nii Odaifio Welentsi III, urged other indigenes to respect the Ga culture to foster unity among the citizenry in the region.

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“The Homowo festival by the Gas commences from now till the end of September, and within this period rituals are performed accordingly. If anyone feels unpleased by the tradition, then I suggest the fellow returns to his or her hometown than to criticise the culture” he said.

Godsway Charles Tudi is a senior editor at CbGist.com from Akatsi in the Volta region of Ghana. I am a graduate of the University of development studies with a degree in journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. At Cbgist.com, trust is our number one priority. We fact-check all our stories before posting.

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