Diversity and similarities are what makes it possible to tolerate the views and opinions of others so
cohabitation flourishes and Ghana is a country with no exception.
The country is blessed with different ethnic groups and cultures that come alive when the time of those
various festivals are due and one of such is the Homowo festival celebrated by the Ga’s in Accra, Ghana.
Homowo is celebrated by the people of Ga yearly on the first Saturday of August to hoot at hunger,
which their ancestors went through before they chance upon plentiful and it is celebrated with a
traditional food called Kpokpoi or Kpekpele as pronounced in the Ga language.
Before the main festival, there are some preparations made, and one of them is the infamous ban on
noise-making in Accra for one month. Activities can go on but without noise and culprits who flung this
law are dealt with.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly(AMA) and the Ga Traditional Council have announced this year's ban
on noise-making starts today, 15 of May 2023, and all and sundry should take note and adhere today.
The streets of Accra therefore though will be busy, will be without noise up until the time of the ban
elapses for the celebration of the Homowo. Which comes with beautiful and colorful festivities, just the
right time for tourists to have a feel of a different culture outside of their own.