26th June 2023


The Tema West Municipal Assembly, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility on Monday, 26th June 2023, donated some assorted items worth millions of cedis, to the Tema and Nungua Traditional Councils to support the celebration of this year’s Homowo festival.

The items presented included bags of maize, fish, bottles of water, drums of palm oil, cartons of assorted drinks, boxes of whisky and schnapps and undisclosed amount of money was donated by the Presiding Member (PM), Hon. Partrick Atitiati Laweh Osanyonmor at their various traditional councils on behalf of the Municipal Chief Executive, in the person of Hon. Anna Naa Adukwei Addo.

Hon. Partrick Atitiati Laweh Osanyonmor who did the presentations, commenced at the Nungua Traditional council hinted that, the donation forms part of the responsibilities of the assembly to show their love and support to the stakeholders within the municipality especially the traditional leaders

He stated that, the items were to aid in the preparation of the traditional food, locally known as “kpokpoi”, a meal made with corn and palm oil, prepared to celebrate the festival, hence the donation of the food items.

“I want everyone to understand that the Homowo festival is here and as such, there is a need for the assembly to come in and wish our traditional leaders happy celebrations and by doing so we could not afford to come empty-handed, hence the donation of these items; some assorted drinks and an undisclosed amount of money to help make this year’s celebrations a memorable one” he hinted.

He later called on all and sundry to endeavour to keep their frontage clean as they celebrate the Homowo festival and also admonished residents to desist from any violence before, during and after the celebrations.

“I also want to remind you all to abide by the sanitation by-laws, by keeping your frontages clean” he said.

Receiving the items on behalf of the Nungua traditional council, Nii Afotey Gbetse VI, the Nungua Asoprotsonaa Mantse in the Nungua traditional council stated that, this year’s festival was a special celebration for the Nungua traditional area because they wanted to promote their tradition and bring unity among the people.

“We have already done some of the traditional activities and everyone in the community got involved during the process. we look forward to having a joyous festival and invite all tourists to join in the celebration because this year is special” he noted.

Nii Afotey Gbetse VI, again assured the community of proper security enforcement and cautioned them against indulging themselves in certain activities.

Next was the Tema traditional council, where Nii Amarh Sompunu II, Tema Shipi and stool secretary received the items on behalf of the traditional council, expressed their appreciation to the assembly for supporting them as they prepared for this year’s celebration.

He noted that, an occasion such as the Homowo festival, was important for everyone to take stock of themselves and understand the intended purpose of the celebration

During such celebrations, people used the opportunity to do all sorts or illegal activities that went contrary to the purpose of the festival and therefore advised against such misbehaviors.

Nii Amarh Sompunu II, also appealed to the people in the Municipality and beyond, to come together and celebrate without any distraction and to look at the way forward to improve the living conditions in the area.

Source: TWMA/PRO