The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon. Ismeal Ashitey, led a team of state officials to pay a courtesy call on the newly installed Ga Mantse, King Dr Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru, and to present assorted drinks to the Palace ahead of the celebration of the Homowo, the annual Ga Traditional festival.
Dr Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru was formally introduced by the Ga Traditional Council as the new Ga Mantse on May 10, 2020 after having undergone the customary purification rites mandated by custom.
Addressing the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) who were led by the Regional Minister, king Dr Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru appealed to the MMDCEs to rally behind Him to ensure a united front. He explained that the disunity among elders of the land was hindering the development of the Ga community who were living in poverty and distress. Adding up, the King said the Ga State was underdeveloped following the absence of the Ga Mantse, and that the only way to address the situation was when elders of the land saw unity as a solution to their problems. He then called on factions within the Ga State to use laws governing the country and that of the Ga Traditional Council to resolve their grievances.
Hon. Minister Ashitey, who also addressed the audience present at the occasion, appealed to commercial entities including those in the financial sector to support the ministry to rehabilitate the Ga Palace and the Ga Traditional Council Offices. The minister also called on the King Dr. Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru and the Ga Traditional Council to do everything possible to ensure peace and unity between the Ga State.