Ban on drumming and noise making in Accra starts Today

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced that the ban on drumming and noise-making will commence Monday, May 10, and end on June 10, 2021.

It said during the period, the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of Churches/Mosques and that noise levels should be minimised to the barest limits possible in the interest of peace and national security.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs of the AMA, Gilbert Nii Ankrah. It also urged religious bodies and the traditional authorities to respect one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory and inflammatory remarks about the beliefs and practices of one another.

The statement said the positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned whilst roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during the period of the ban.

It said apart from an identifiable taskforce that consists of AMA personnel, the Ghana Police Service and representatives from the traditional council with tags, no other person or group of persons should be seen or found enforcing the abatement of noise in the metropolis.  It reminded the public to adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 protocols by washing hands under running water with soap, use of hand sanitizer, wearing of face masks and observing the physical distancing protocol to prevent the spread of the disease.


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