May 27, 2024

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has informed all residents in its jurisdiction that, this year’s ban on drumming and noise-making commences from today Monday 15th May to Thursday 15th June 2023.

The AMA said it has hence set rules in light of a legitimate concern for harmony, concordance and public safety

The guidelines include “During the period of the ban, churches are expected to carry out their activities within their premises and refrain from the use of musical instruments. The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned. Roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during this period.

“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.

“Other guidelines by the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) include a ban on funeral rites and
their related activities. Apart from an identifiable task force that consists of 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.”

By this notice, the Assembly said “we entreat all persons, towns and villages within the Ga Traditional Area to cooperate and comply with the directive accordingly during this period.”

 

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