Respect our customary rules & traditional practices- Gborbu Wulomo-Shitse tells non-Gadamgme residents

The Overlord of Gadamgme State Gborbu Wulomo Shitse Wor-Lumor Konor Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsrur XXXIII has urged non-Ga residents to abide by their customary rules and traditional practices in order to sustain peace.

The latest advice by Gborbu Wulomo Shitse follows derogatory remarks made by No.1FM’s Evangelist Prince Adu Asare against the people of the Gadamgme State.

The Overlord of Gadamgme State (Gborbu Wulomo Shitse) Wor-Lumor Konor Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsrur XXXIII Palace fined Adu Asare to present cash, cow, and other cleansing items to purify the entire land after he ate the humble pie on his knees amidst mitigation plea.

According to Gborbu Wulomo-Shitse, steps are being taken to ensure strict and total adherence to the Gadamgme customary rules and traditional practices by all its residents.

Speaking on behalf of Gborbu Wulomo upon the appearance of Evangelist Prince Adu Asare and Management of No.1 FM at the Gborbu Wulomo’s Palace on Thursday 10 June 2021 to clear the backlog of fines slapped with Adu Asare, Nii Borketey Kofi Frankwa II Nungua Mankralo Regent and Oyibi Gonten Mantse said: “Respect our rules and traditional practices, in this period of the ban on drumming and noise-making, rules and regulations must be obeyed, every non-Gadamgme residents should respect our rules”.

The presentation of the items by Evangelist Prince Adu Asare was followed by a short ceremony characterised by the pouring of libation.

It is expected that a lot more rites will be performed in tandem with their tradition after the ban on drumming and noise-making is lifted.

Meanwhile, Evangelist Prince Adu Asare in a speech read on his behalf by his sister said “They have learnt their lessons, getting the cash and the items were very tough. We thank Nuumo Gborbu Wulomo and elders for their advice”.

Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) on 6 May this year announced to residents within its jurisdiction that this 2021 ban on drumming and noise-making kicks off from May 10 to June 10, 2021.

In a bid to enforce strict and total compliance with the annual month along with an embargo on drumming and noise-making, the Accra Metropolitan Assembly spelt out some guidelines for take-off.

A statement issued by the AMA on Thursday, 6 May 2021 stated that: “During the period of the ban, the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of churches/mosques and noise whilst minimising levels to the barest limits”.

Furthermore, Covid-19 protocols such as the washing of hands under running water with soap, the use of hand sanitizers, the wearing of nose masks, and physical distancing ought to be strictly complied with, religious bodies and the traditional authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory and inflammatory remarks about the beliefs and practices of one another.

The said drumming and noise-making restraining announcement also demand the ban on the positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques, activities of roadside preachers.

Besides the identifiable task force comprising the AMA personnel, the Ghana Police Service, and representatives from the Traditional Councils with tags, no other person or group of persons should be seen or found enforcing the abatement of noise in the metropolis.

Accordingly, the AMA entreated all indigenes, towns, and villages under the jurisdiction of the Ga Traditional Area to cooperate and comply with the embargo on drumming and noise-making.

With preparations underway to lift the ban on drumming and noise-making, Overlord of Gadamgme State (Gborbu Wulomo Shitse) Wor-Lumor Konor Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsrur XXXIII is calling for total compliance of all residents.

Source: Jerry Akornor/

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