The ban on drumming and noise-making imposed on Osu has been lifted by the traditional leaders of the area after the appropriate rites were performed .

Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Osu Mantse and the President of the Osu Traditional Council in an interview expressed their appreciation to God for taking them through the period to usher them into the Homowo festival.

While calling for unity and peaceful celebrations, especially among the citizens of Osu, Nii Kinka Dowuona asked the youth in the area to be humble, respectful and obedient to the elders of the town and endeavour to learn their culture so that they would not be found wanting in future.

He said the celebration of the Homowo Festival, which means hooting at hunger was not an idol worshipping, but a custom of the people of Ga in the Greater Accra Region and advised the youth to observe and learn the practice well.

The Osu Mantse wished all the students who wrote this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination success in their endeavours and entreated them to be careful of their lifestyles as they awaited the results of the examination.