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Ban on Drumming and Noise-Making in Accra Starts Today

A drummer - on the ban on drumming and noise-making in Accra

The AMA Announces Ban on Drumming and Noise-Making from May 6 to June 6, 2024

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced the annual ban on drumming and noise-making, effective from Monday, May 6 to Thursday, June 6, 2024. Residents within the Accra metropolis are urged to comply with this directive.

During the ban, churches are required to conduct their activities within their premises and refrain from using musical instruments. Loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques, and pubs are also prohibited. Roadside evangelists are instructed to cease their activities during this period.

The AMA statement emphasized the need for religious bodies and Traditional Authorities to show respect for each other and to restrain their followers from making derogatory or inflammatory remarks about each other’s beliefs and practices.

Press release on the ban on drumming and noise-making in Accra

Furthermore, the Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has imposed a ban on funeral rites and related activities during this period. Only identifiable task forces consisting of AMA personnel, the Ghana Police Service, and representatives from the Traditional Councils with tags are permitted to enforce the abatement of noise in the metropolis.

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