We have received reports that the African country Ghana have started their ban against noise and drums.
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) made the announcement that this year’s ban on drumming and noise-making will commence from today, being May 10 to end on the 10th of June 2021.
If you’re in Accra, please note that the GA’s have started the “noise ban”. So be guided and don’t play music out else your gadget will be confiscated.
However, traditional and religious bodies; Including schools and organizations have been urged to show respect to one another and to the country by letting their people and followers know the order from making derogatory and inflammatory remarks about the beliefs and practices of one another.
The statement read;
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) wishes to inform all residents in its jurisdiction that, this year’s ban on drumming and noise-making commences on 10th May to 10th June 2021. It has therefore set the following guidelines in the interest of peace, harmony and national security:
1. During the period of the ban, the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of churches/mosques and noise levels be minimized to the barest limits possible. In addition, all COVID 19 Protocols (Le. washing of hands under running water with soap, the use of hand sanitisers, the wearing of nose masks and physical distancing) should be strictly adhered to.
2. Religious bodies and the Traditional Authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory and inflammatory remarks about the beliefs and practices of one another.
3. The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned Roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during this period. 4. Apart from an identifiable task force that consists of AMA personnel, the Ghana Police Service and
Representatives from the Traditional Councils with tags, no other person or group of persons should
be seen or found enforcing the abatement of noise in the metropolis.
By this notice, we entreat all indigenes, towns and villages under the jurisdiction of the Ga Traditional Area to cooperate and comply with us accordingly during this period.
5. For further clarification relating to the ban on drumming and noise-making please call the following hotlines:
a. 0243211345 (GILBERT NI ANKRAH) b.0277585593 (CHIEF JOSEPH A. OKINE) c. 0208151804 (NII ANNUM TETTEH) – PRO, Ga Traditional Council.
d. 0244286481 (BENJAMIN ARMAH) – AMA Coordinating Director.