clan of Ga is believed to have come to their present settlement because of his
uncles the Eduola, the landlords of Ga.. According to history, they were among
top class wealthy in Ga. Nowadays, the Tomboriyire are mainly farmers; they cultivate
crops like millet, yam, and legumes; and they also keep livestock.
As the old
wise saying goes, “no condition is permanent”; the Tomboriyire are now among
the less privileged in Ga community with a lot of developmental challenges.
They barely meet their basic needs of life as they survive on less than a
dollar per day. Financing the increasing cost of education of their children,
especially at second cycle and tertiary levels is another challenge they face.
among these people is based on seniority and not just on age. For instance, younger
people would succeed in acquiring the “tendaan” title before older ones if they
help the community most. Though majority of these people have accepted and
practice Islam, there are pockets among them who practice the African
traditional religion. Another interesting cultural practice among these people
is the initiation of first sons and daughters of every man into adulthood.
Sacrifices are made to Najieng –the god of children and prosperity-, to seek
from their ancestors good fortunes like children prosperity for inductees.
Inductees must remain chaste until such sacrifices else they will suffer childlessness
farming, petty trade among their women is another source of economic activity
for the people. Apart from coins, cowries and barter are other common modes of