Ban on noise making in the capital takes effect today

Ban on noise making in the capital takes effect today

- The chiefs of the Ga Traditional Area have banned noise making

- During the period they will be no social gathering, and worshipping should be confined to church premises; noise including hand clapping must cease

- The celebration of this year’s Homowo festival will begin on August 12

The Ga Traditional council has announced the ban on drumming and noise making this year.

According to the chiefs, the one month ban takes effect from May 8 to June 8, 2017. They also served notice that it will not tolerate flouting of their directive.

They warned that drastic sanctions will be taken any individual or group of persons who will flout it.

Ga Traditional Council bans noise making in the capital from May 8

The Gbese Mantse Nii Ayibonte addressing the chiefs and the gathering

Any institution that will flout this year’s festival would be dealt with," he said.

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Speaking at a news conference in Accra, the Gbese Manste, Nii Ayibonte said a task force has been constituted to work in collaboration with the AMA and the police service to monitor and enforce the directive.

He noted that the general Christian community and traditional authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory statement about the beliefs and practices of another’s religion.

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