The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has notified citizens in its area that the yearly noisemaking and drumming prohibition has begun.
The AMA stated in a press release signed by Gilbert Nii Ankrah, Head of Public Affairs, that the ban will begin on Monday, May 9 and end on June 9, 2022.
According to the statement, in the interest of peace, unity, and national security, the AMA has established the following guidelines:
1. During the period of the ban, churches are expected to carry out their activities within their premises and refrain from the use of musical instruments.
2. The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned. Roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during this period.
3. 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.
4. Other guidelines by the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) include a ban on funeral rites and their related activities.
5. 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.