- The ban on noise making in the Greater Accra region has been lifted
- It is usually instituted before the celebration of the annual Homowo festival
- The chief of Osu, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, outlined the various benefits derived from adherence to the ban
The ban on drumming and noise making in the Greater Accra region has come to an end, according to the Ga Traditional Council.
The prohibition on the making of noise, which spanned from Monday May 8 till June 8 this year, is an annual restriction on the general level of noise in the region.
It usually precedes the celebration of the Homowo festival.
Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, the Chief of Osu, said that the periodic ban is necessary for the revitalization of the land. It is also an opportunity to pray for business success and improved health of all.
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A month ago, the Glory Temple Charismatic Ministry submitted a petition to the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Kofi Dzamesi, to challenge the ban instituted by the Council.
The church was of the opinion that the ban is unlawful as well as a breach of the freedom of worship, because Christians are unable to sing or drum during the enforcement of the ban.
However, the chief of Osu was of the view that some people make certain statements without verifying the rationale behind certain courses of action.
He stated that the ban isn’t a recent introduction, and that even in the Bible, God rested on the seventh day.
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He went on to say that there is the need for the land to “rest’ from human activity, and that is no crime.
The ban, to him, gives the land the opportunity to get that needed rest.
He added that there are opportunities for fasting and prayer, for businesses, education of children, health and several other things.
He finally added that the period is also used for the planting of seeds, which is a symbolic gesture.
That, combined with the required prayers goes a long way to ensure that the harvest is bountiful.
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