The Ga State has finally heaved a sigh of relief as they get a new leader as Ga Mantse after years of litigation and long wait.
The new Ga Mantse was inducted under tight police protection as the President of the Ga Traditional Council.
King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, known in private life as Dr. Kelvin Nii Tackie, was inducted last Saturday at the Ga Mantse Palace in the presence of some major chiefs under the paramountcy.
It was graced by the Otublohun Mantse, Nii Dodoo Nsaki, who until the event was the Acting President of the GTC; the Dzaasetse of the Ga Stool and Principal Kingmaker, Nii Dr. Tettei Kwei and the Sempe Mantse, Nii Adote Otintor.
At the ultimate moment of the ceremony, the Dzaasetse stepped out to King Teiko Tsuru, lifted his hands three times, and pronounced him as the legitimate occupant of the presidency of the Ga Traditional Council, drawing spontaneous cheers from the gathering.
The occasion put Ga chieftaincy culture on display, with drumming, dance, and traditional regalia fully on show.
While it lacked the presence of the youth and women’s groups, it did not lack the electrifying atmosphere, as traditional music and dance gripped the impressive crowd in attendance.