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Teshie Youth Clashed With Police Over Homowo Jama Ban.

Some angry youth at Teshie in the Greater Accra region, on Tuesday August 11, 2020 battled with police officers who were enforcing a ban on mass gathering as part measured laid down by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Before that , the Teshie Mantle, Gbetsoolo Nii Ashotey Akomfra all, earlier served a notice that the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly( LEKMA) has placed a temporary ban on the festival in the area.

He announced that, the annual ban on drumming and noise making will come into full force on Monday, 10 August to Saturday, 5 September 2020, ” but there will be no outdoor Homowo activities throughout the entire period”.

He added that,  “all traditional authorities will be allowed to carry out some of the very essential rites for the period”.

Again, ” all traditional leaders are accordingly advised to perform the sprinkling of their festive food (Kpekple) to the ancestral houses only”.

Hundreds of youth who got involved in an enthusiastic jama parade despite the ban were ignited by the presence of the police officers.

They pelted stones at the police officers and some of them threatening to spray them with faeces.