GTC lifts ban on drumming and noisemaking ahead of 2024 Homowo celebration

The Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has lifted the ban on drumming and noisemaking amid merry-making to pave the way for the celebration of this year’s Homowo Festival.

The ban, which came to enforce on May 6, was lifted on Thursday 6 June after the Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayi-Bonte successfully beat the twins’ drums known as “Odadao” to signify the lifting of the ban.

Preceded by a month-long ban on drumming and noisemaking the Homowo Festival, is celebrated by the Ga people to “hoot at hunger”.

Mayor of Accra, Hon. Elizabeth Kwatsoe Sackey, who attended the ceremony acknowledged that this year’s Odadao had been distinct and urged the Ga State to embrace peace and unite for development.


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