The items presented included 12 sacks of maize, 10 gallon of red oil, 1 sack of palm nut, 10 crates of beer, 10 crates of soft drinks, 10 crates of Guinness, 10 crates of Malta Guinness, 1 box of Schnapps, 2 boxes of whisky, 2 boxes of gin and an amount of ¢5,000.
Stanley Nii Adjiri Blankson, who made the presentation on behalf of the delegation, said the items were presented to support the Homowo festival and to minimise their expenses, as done annually.
He took the opportunity to announce that His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would join the chiefs and people of Ga Mashie in celebrating the Homowo.
He stated that the acting President of the Ga Traditional Council had written to the Greater Accra Regional Minister, and copied him, that there are pockets of conflict within the Ga Mashie area; based on that, he was advising that the sprinkling of kpokpoi should be restricted to the stool houses. He pleaded with the chiefs to adhere to this to avoid any escalation of the conflict.
He expressed appreciation to the chiefs and leaders of Ngleshie-Alata Council for their support towards the recent developments in the community, adding that government will do more.
He noted that government was committed to ensuring the provision of tangible development to the people in Jamestown Ngleshie-Alata and Accra as a whole.
The chief of Jamestown Ngleshie-Alata, Obrenpong Nii Kojo Ababio IV, on behalf of his people, expressed his appreciation to the First Lady and the entourage for the support, and prayed that they would continue with this tradition.
He assured that this year’s Homowo celebration would be memorable and violent-free. He prayed for God blessings and guidance for the government.
The team then proceeded to Akanmaidjen and Otublohum divisions of the Ga Traditional Council, where food items, drinks and cash were presented.
Nii Ayikai II, Akanmaidjen chief, also added his voice by showing appreciation for the gesture, saying the chiefs will continue to support the President and his government for the good work he has begun.