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"Ban on drumming, noise-making commences from May 15 to June 15" - A.M.A

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A) has called on residents in its jurisdiction to observe this year's ban on drumming and noise-making.

According to the year’s ban on drumming and noise-making will commence from May 15 to June 15.

In a releases sighted by Public Relations Officer of Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Gilbert Ankrah said "It has therefore set the following guidelines in the interest of peace, harmony and national security"

"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 release added that positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned.

Mr. Ankrah further noted that 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"

He revealed that 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, we entreat all persons, towns and villages within the Ga Traditional Area to cooperate and comply with the directive accordingly during this period"

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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