For the next month, residents living in the Accra metropolis are expected to observe the traditional ban on noise-making that starts come Monday, May 13.
This precedes the annual Homowo festival which takes place in June.
The Ga traditional council expects religious bodies especially to adhere to the ban.
According to Authorities, the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of churches or mosques and noise levels be minimized to the barest limits possible.
The AMA has set the following guidelines to ensure full compliance with the directive for the purpose of peace, harmony and national security.
Below are the guidelines
- During the period of the ban, the noise level of the usual form of worship should be confined to the premises of churches or mosques at the barest limit possible.
- Religious bodies and the Traditional Authorities must show respect for one another and restrain their followers from making derogatory remarks about the beliefs and practice of one another
- Roadside evangelists and positioning of loudspeakers outside are not permitted during the period of the ban.
- Aside identifiable task force consisting of AMA personnel, Police Service and Representative from the Traditional Council with tags no persons should be seen enforcing the abatements of noise in the metropolis.