As part of the activities to mark this year’s Homowo festival celebrated by the Ga People, management of Accra-based Hot 93.9 FM organised a quiz competition dubbed ‘Hot FM Homowo Quiz Contest’
The “HOT FM HOMOWO QUIZ CONTEST”which took place on Friday 11,August2017 inside the Hot Fm’s studios was represented by three schools ; New Order Preparatory, Apostolic Reform Osofo Owuo Memorial and God’s wisdom Education Centre all in the Odododiodio constituency.
Homowo festival starts in the month of May with the planting of crops before the rainy season starts. During the festival, they perform a dance called Kpanlogo. The Ga people celebrate Homowo in the remembrance of the famine that once happened in their history in precolonial Ghana.
The contestants; Inkoom Ebo Samuel and Sowah Rebecca of New order preparatory, Esther Akoto and Louisa Tagoe of Apostolic Reform Osofo Owuo and Rebecca Cofie and Sophia Otoo of God’s wisdom education centre who seemed tensed in the beginning displayed their academic intelligence by answering questions under the Ga local language,science, maths and English language on various topics.
The first session which was done in Ga ended successfully with Apostolic Reform Osofo Owuo emerging as the winner with a total of 29 points whiles New Order Preparatory and God’s Wisdom Education centre acquired 21 points each but the contest took a different turn in the second session when the quiz master, Mr Akwasi Marfo asked questions on English ,science and maths resulting in New Order Preparatory changing their position to be the first with 89 points, followed by Apostolic Reform Osofo Owua and God’s Wisdom education centre with 57 and 35 points respectively.
The only boy in the competition Inkoom Ebo Samuel of New Order Preparatory out stood the others by showcasing his smartness in answering the questions with much enthusiasm which helped the school emerge as the overall winner of the competition with a total of 110points.
The management of Hot 93.9 FM then presented prizes to the participants and teachers of the various schools for their contributions in making the program a success .