The time has come again when noise making becomes a crime in the Greater Accra Region as the preparations for Homowo kick off.
Therefore, the Ga Traditional Council has announced that from the 8th of May 2017, entities notorious for noise making in communities such as Churches, Mosques, drinking bars and others are to completely minimise the amount of noise they make.
The ban will last from 8th May 2017 to 8th June 2017, with the Odadao custom to signify the lifting of the ban.
The Ga Traditional Council, addressing the press said they will ruthlessly deal with any individual or group of persons who will flout its directive on the ban this year.
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“Any institution that will flout the rules and regulations governing this year’s festival would be dealt with. The General Christian Community and traditional authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory statements about the beliefs and practices of another’s religion,” Gbese Mantse, Nii Ayibonte said.
The ban on drumming and noise making is a significant feature in the activities preceeding the celebration of the Homowo Festival by the Ga people.
The period of the ban, is used to fast and pray for peace, progress and the welfare of the Ga-Dangme people in particular and the country as a whole.
Homowo is celebrated in remembrance of the famine that once happened in the history of the Ga people.