AMA Sanctions 10 Street Preachers For Making Noise & Operating Without Permit
- AMA officials have sanctioned 15 individuals comprising 10 preachers and 5 sales people
- All 15 persons were operating loud speakers and public address systems without any permit
- The Head of Public Affairs at the AMA Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah cautioned citizens against the act
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Officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) have stormed the streets of Accra to apprehend a number of preachers who have been proclaiming the gospel in loud speakers.
In addition to the 10 preachers were also five individuals who were spotted announcing different products for sale through their public address systems.
According to an official publication on the website of the AMA, the sanctioned persons were caught for operating without a permit and making noise contrary to AMA Abatement of Noise Bye-Law 2017.
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The Head of Public Affairs at the AMA Mr Gilbert Nii Ankrah said that according to the Ghana Standards Protection Requirement for ambience noise control code GS 122: 2018, the permissible noise level within commercial areas should be 75 decibels (dbs) during the day and 65dbs during the night, whilst areas with residential, trading and light industrial activities should be 60dbs during the day and 65dbs during the night.
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He cautioned citizens fond of using public address systems to be mindful of the law.
Social media reactions
Ghanaians have been commenting on the post since the AMA shared the update on Twitter.
They are a lot in Accra. Hope the @AccraMetropolis stop them now! It's totally not right. Woe betide you telling them to reduce the noise they are making...
Come to Madina Zongo junction, that man sef never dey preach always talking about money.
God please we need some peace in the treats. All these shops and announcements plus preaching is too much.
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Woman Bodly Confronts Ghanaian Evangelist At Dawn To Tell Her She Is Making Noise In Video
In another story, a Ghanaian evangelist preaching at dawn was calmly but boldly intercepted by a local resident who was angered by the noise coming from her megaphone.
From the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the official Instagram handle of Facts and Truths, the time of the incident appeared to be between 4:30 am and 5:30 am.
The entire environment was admittedly silent and serene which made the megaphone announcement stand out loud amid the tranquillity.
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