- The minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations has called Muslim leaders to use advanced and noise-free ways during call to worship
- According to the minister, the use of text messages was going to reduce noise created
- He also admonished churches to reduce the level of noise they make during their services
The minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations, Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng has suggested to religious leaders around the country to employ other ways of reducing noise due to their services or modes of worship.
In a report sighted on Adomfmonline.com, the founder of the National Cardiothoracic Center and the Ghana Red Cross Society who was speaking at the 'Meet the Press' encounter, revealed that his comments were channeled at eradicating noise pollution.
The minister, in addressing the various religions called on Imams to consider using text messages or Whatsapp messages to call their religious faithful to worship instead of the traditional way of using megaphones which according to the minister, causes noise pollution.
Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng also called on churches to consider working towards limiting the noise that is generated from their auditoriums during service and weekly church activities.
Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng was moving for innovative ways of conducting worship and prayer services without necessarily making noise which will help reduce noise pollution in the country.
“In the house of worship, why is it that the noise will be limited to the house of worship…and again maybe from the mosque, why is it that time for prayer would not be transmitted with text message or whatsapp so the Imam will send whatsapp message to everybody that the time for prayer is up so appear…,” he suggested.
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