A colourful display at principal streets of Teshie, which the Chief and people of Teshie,?on Saturday?celebrated their annual Homowo Festival with an appeal to all supporters of the two political parties contesting the 2012 electin petition- the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) ? to accept the Supreme Court?s verdict in the election petition case to be used by any selfish politician, but must ensured that peace to prevail in the country during and after the verdict come?Thursday 29th August 2013.
?Teshie, on like any other community or town in Ghana has supporters of these two political parties and other parties and we must not take to violence to disturb the peace we are all enjoying now? after the verdict ?
The Dzaasetse and Ag.Chief of Teshie, Nii Ashikwei kwaoBotwe II, made this known when briefing newsman to mark the annual Homowo festival of the town.
As part of the celebrations, he sprinkled the ?kpoikpoi? to ancestors at the five clan houses and cemeteries in the town.
He explained that they first sprinkled Kpoikpoi to ancestors in the cemeteries before those living ate the rest because the ancestors were hungry before their death.
Nii Ashikoi said the pressing problems confronting the town included the lack of classroom blocks for their basic school, which had compelled the school?s authorities to hold classes on the premises of some residents.
The rest of the problems, he said, were the lack of potable water, a health post and a police station.
He appealed to the government, non-governmental organisations and benevolent individuals and organisations to come to their aid.
Nii Ashikwei alleged that some people were murdered in cold blood ago in the town some years ago and the perpetrators of that crime had yet not been found, but that should not deter his people from moving ahead.
He quoted a statement made by the first Ghanaian President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, that the ?Independence of Ghana was meaningless unless it was linked with the total liberation of Africa? and appealed to people of Teshie and all Ga communities to unite and contribute to the development of their people.
They also appealed to all Ghanaians to accept the Supreme Court?s verdict, so everybody could continue with their various endeavours and sustain the peace the country was enjoying.