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Ban on noise-making and drumming in Accra will end tomorrow, but the ban on funeral rites will end on June 13 – AMA 

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has described the 2024 ban on drumming and noise-making as generally successful.

The ban on drumming and noise-making began on May 6, 2024, and will end tomorrow, Thursday, June 6th, 2024.

On May 3, 2024, the AMA issued guidelines for the period, emphasising that churches are to conduct their activities within their premises and refrain from using musical instruments.

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The use of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques, and pubs was also prohibited.

Mr. Gilbert Nii Ankrah, the Head of Public Affairs, indicated that the ban has been generally successful, although there were a few churches and mosques that refused to adhere to the directive.

Speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM, he disclosed that although the ban will end tomorrow, the ban on funeral rites and related activities is still in force until June 13, 2024.

He advised families who planned funeral rites and related events this weekend to postpone them and hold their ceremonies the next weekend.

Mr. Gilbert Nii Ankrah stated that “when you evaluate the enforcement, there was some level of adherence, although several churches and some mosques failed to adhere to the guidelines. But generally, there was some level of adherence, and so we want to use this opportunity to extend our gratitude to the people in the jurisdiction.

However, I want to stress that although the ban on drumming and noise-making will end tomorrow, the ban on funeral rites and related activities has not been lifted. Families who wish to organise funeral rites can do so from June 14, 2024,” he added.

Meanwhile, he has underscored the need for the public, especially all residents in its jurisdiction, to always adhere to the guidelines on noisemaking.

He said those who breached the directive have been invited and would be sanctioned.

He explained that it was important for us to maintain religious tolerance and respect the cultural values of the indigenous people to promote cohesion.

He said it is also important for religious groups to show respect for one another.and restrain their followers from making derogatory and inflammatory remarks aboutthe beliefs and practices of one another.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana

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