- The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has announced a ban on drumming and other forms of noise within the Central Business District of Accra
- This takes effect from Monday, May 10, and is scheduled to be lifted on Thursday, June 10
- The usual form of worship must be confined to the premises of churches and mosques and noise levels minimised to the barest limits possible
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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced a ban on drumming and other forms of noise within the Central Business District of Accra.
The ban on drumming and noise-making takes effect from Monday, May 10, and is scheduled to be lifted on Thursday, June 10.
Residents within the Central Business District of Accra are, however, advised to reduce noise levels in all spheres as the ban on noise making takes effect.
Per a report filed by 3news.com, a statement from the AMA indicates the usual form of worship must be confined to the premises of churches and mosques. Noise levels at these places must be minimised to the barest limits possible.
The AMA said guidelines have been issued in the interest of peace, harmony, and national security as such periods are characterised by clashes between traditional authorities and religious leaders.
The report also noted that religious bodies and the traditional authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory remarks about the beliefs and practices of one another.
“The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned. Roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during this period."
In other news, the information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has indicated that the views by a section of the Ghanaian public that the culture of silence is virtually creeping back into the country cannot be correct.
He questioned how a country with over 500 vibrant media houses operating can be said to be in a culture of silence.
Oppong Nkrumah noted that the kind of narrative the media carry about the country are the ones that will be used by the international community to grade the country.
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