Ban on drumming and noise making starts in Accra today

Ban on drumming and noise making starts in Accra today

- The Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has imposed a one-month ban on all forms of noise-making

- The ban is in accordance with traditional rites that precede the celebration of the Homowo festival by the Ga-Adangbe people

The one-month ban on drumming and noise making in the capital, Accra takes effect today Monday, May 13, 2019.

The Ga Traditional Council (GTC) made the announcement in accordance with the rites that precede the celebration of Homowo festival.

According to a statement signed by by the head of Public Affairs for the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah, the ban will last till June 13.

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The statement also urged all communities under the Ga and Ngleshie Alata Traditional Council to adhere to the ban.       

The AMA statement further stated that during the period of the ban, “the noise level of the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of churches or mosque at the barest limit possible”.     

Religious bodies and the Traditional Authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory remarks about the beliefs and practice of another.         

“Aside identifiable task force consisting of AMA personnel, Police Service and Representative from the Traditional Council with tags should be seen enforcing the abatements of noise in the metropolis,” the statement added.

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