There is controversy surrounding the newly installed Ga Mantse (king of the indigenous Ga people of the Accra region). Dr Jo Blankson, aged 63, a member of the Teiko Tsuru We royal house, was installed as the new traditional leader under the stool name King Tackie Tawiah III at a special ceremony on 11 June. However, representatives of the three other Ga royal houses are disputing his installation on the grounds that it took place without consultation and before his predecessor, the late Boni Nii Amugi II, had been laid to rest. The former Ga Mantse Nii Amugi II died in July 2005 after a 39-year reign and is expected to be buried after the Homowo or new year festival, which ends in August. Doubts have also been expressed about the legitimacy of the succession.
King Tackie Tawiah III is a member of the national development planning commission and of the law review commission. His installation was presided over by Nii Akropong III, head of the Teiko Tsuru Royal House of Numo Tete, and Nai Wulomo, spiritual head of the Ga traditional area. The Ga Mantse lives in Accra, capital of the Ga State.