Accra, Aug. 15, GNA
– The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has warned the residents of Accra,
especially the youth to desist from chieftaincy acts that would disturb the
peaceful celebration of this year’s Homowo Festival.
The AMA said it
would not allow any person or group of persons to take the laws into their
hands to disrupt the peace and stability of the metropolis and urged the people
to abide by the Public Order Act, 1994 (ACT 491) to ensure peaceful Homowo and
the “Chale Wote” festivals.
A statement issued
by Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah, the Public Relations Officer of the AMA on behalf of
the Accra Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah on Thursday,
said chieftaincy disturbances before, during and after Homowo affected the
development of Accra.
It said the members
of the Accra Metropolitan Security Committee were tasked to ensure law and
order during the festival.
Earlier, Mr Sowah
led a delegation of the AMA to donate food items to some stool houses in Accra.
The items included;
76 bags of maize, 76 gallons of palm oil, 28 cartons of black label whisky, 21
cartons of Castle Bridge gin and Schnapps each, 51 crates of Guinness, malt and
Mr Sowah said the
gesture was to fulfil the AMA’s mission of reaching out to the people.