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The New King of Ga State

Accra, April 14, Ghanadot/GNA Amidst drumming and musketry by warriors, Dr. Joe Blankson was installed King Tackie Tawiah III, Ga Mantse and Overlord of the Ga State, on saturday April 14 2007. Members of the Ga Traditional Council, the Chiefs and Queen-mothers of most of the clans and their followers, Ministers of State, and well-wishers from all walks of life thronged the King's Palace in Accra to witness the coronation ceremony, which was characterized by pump and pageantry.

People from all walks of life and various Asafo Groups paid their homage to the new King.  The climax of the ceremony was when a bull was slaughtered by warriors of the Ga State and the blood was sprinkled on the feet of the new King to signify the finality of the process and the acceptance by the ancestors and the people of the King.  In his acceptance speech, King Tackie Tawiah said with his coronation and the support of the people, the development of the Ga State would move at a fast pace to put her on a pedestal to be admired by all. ....."A baby learns how to sit; crawl; stand and walk before he runs but we have to start by running because our State has lagged behind in so many ways. What do we have to show after 50 years of independence? This has to be corrected as soon as possible."  The King said.......  read story



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