- The Mayor also gave an unequivocal warning to institutions to desist from such lawlessness or face the music
- Mr. Sowah stated it is unacceptable and that even God will not be pleased with the level of the nuisance caused by the posters
The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has sent a strong-worded statement to churches and institutions who deface the city with posters and banners.
Most parts of Accra are flooded with posters and banners of events on walls, most notably that of churches.
However, the Mayor believes such an act only goes to deface the city, insisting not even God will approve of such moves.
Speaking during a joint exercise by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) to remove all illegal billboards in the city, Mr. Sowah said pasting banners anyhow is unacceptable.
“Even God will not be happy to see how you hang your banners, it is unacceptable,” he said.
According to him, such acts are illegal, and institutions or churches found guilty will be made to face the necessary punishment.
Executive Director of the Advertisers Association of Ghana, Francis Dadzie, also called on Parliament to speed up the passage of the Advertising Standards Bill.
In his view, the Bill, when passed, will help properly regulate the haphazard manner which some billboards are mounted in the city.
He explained that the bill is currently at the Ministry of Trades, as they wait on it being forwarded to Cabinet.
According to him, the Bill would help put a stop to the indiscriminate and unlawful posting of fliers and erection of signposts.