The ban on noise making and drumming imposed in Accra and its environs have been lifted by Ga Authorities with a short ceremony due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
This year’s event was witnessed by a sizeable crowd with precautionary measures in adherence to the COVID-19 protocols of social distancing and wearing of nose masks by almost all present.
Additionally, the traditional rite was not performed at sunset but a few minutes after mid-day and did not last more than forty minutes with the elders and traditional leaders leaving the Gbese durbar grounds to their various abodes without delivering any speeches.
This is an obvious departure from the usual merry making that comes with it.
Nii Ayi-Bonte II, Gbese Mantse and the Adonten of the Ga State, interacting with journalists in his palace, appealed for unity in the Ga State to ensure progress and prosperity since the bickering, disunity, and prolonged chieftaincy disputes could not be in the interest of anybody.
He also called on government to find a lasting solution to the perennial flooding in the city which usually led to loss of lives and properties.
The month-long ban was to allow the traditional priesthood to meditate and pray for bumper harvest prior to Ga Mashie Homowo festival, which is a month away.