The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has served notice for residents living within the catchment area of the metropolis to do well to observe the ban on drumming and noise making in the central part of the capital city.
The tradition is observed every year to mark the beginning of the crop planting season and to herald the celebration of the Homowo festival, marked by the native Ga people in the country.
In a press release signed for the Metro Chief Executive by the Head of Public Affairs, Gilbert Ankrah, residents were called upon to minimize noise levels during the periods between 14th May to 14th June and confine the usual form of worship to the premises of churches and mosques in the interest of peace, harmony and national security.
Bellow is the full statement issued by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly
Thurs. 10th May, 2018
BAN ON DRUMMING AND NOISE MAKING
Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) wishes to inform all residents in its jurisdiction that, this year’s
ban on drumming and noise making commences from 14th May to 14th June 2018. 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.
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 loud speakers 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 which consists of AMA personnel, the 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.
Boundaries to be affected are:
Northern Boundary: Boundary dividing Accra from the Eastern Region.
Western Boundary: Odukpon Kpehe (Kasoa)
Eastern Boundary: Osu
In addition, residents are to note that all villages and towns under the Osu, Ngleshie Alata and Ga
Traditional Councils are affected by this ban.
5. For further clarification relating to the ban on drumming and noise making, please call the
a.0244389742 (Numo Blafo III) b.0277585593 (Chief Okine)
c.0202019150 (Sam Ayeh-Datey) d.0543547452 (DCOP Odai)
All are enjoined to abide by these guidelines for an incident free Nmaa Dumↄ period. Accra, live in,
GILBERT NII ANKRAH
HEAD OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
FOR: METRO CHIEF EXECUTIVE
P. 0.Box GP385,Accra I +233 243 211 345 email:firstname.lastname@example.org