Homowo a festival celebrated by the Ga-Adangbe people of Ghana. The festival starts in the month of May with the planting of crops (mainly maize and yam) before the rainy season starts. The Ga people celebrate Homowo in remembrance of a famine that once occurred in their history.
The Homowo festival celebrated by the Gas is preceded by a ban on noise making, which is normally done by traditional leaders and family heads.
In preparation towards the ban, some chiefs and Elders at the Sakumo We in Bukom, Accra performed rites to initiate the ritual. The ritual usually done at daybreak was performed earlier today in order to ensure sanity and adherence to the social distancing protocol because the event is usually characterized by massive witnessing.
Adoa news team spoke to Nii Ogbaami lll the Sakomo Wolom) took us through the rites, its essence, and also introduced the Elders and their various role and importance to the ritual.