Taskforce seizes instruments of churches for flouting ban on noise-making

The Public Relations Officer at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Gilbert Nii Ankrah explained the decision to seize the instruments
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The taskforce which was formed to enforce the ban on noisemaking seized instruments of some churches who were caught flouting the ban during church service on Sunday May 15.

The Ga Traditional t Council task force storms Abeka and Odorkor branches of the Pentecost churches and the Light House for violating noise ban.

They reportedly seized the instruments and drums that were being used for the drumming and noisemaking, thereby creating confusion and tensions in these churches.

Speaking on the mid day news on TV3 with Komla Adom Monday May 16, the Public Relations Officer at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) Gilbert Nii Ankrah said “We have issues with a couple of them. Yesterday for instance, you look at what the taskforce had to do with respect to areas they visited, you will see clearly that most of the churches, in as much as they were not playing the drums a lot of them were using the keyboards, using their microphones and speakers. If any one is within their premise or outside their premise they could hear loud noise. So these are some of the challenges.”

Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has charged churches in the Great Accra Region and those outside the Region with a practice ban on drumming and noise making to adhere to the directives.

The CCG says ban on drumming and noise making is also a religious activity just as that of the church and so such must be adhered to by all churches in the country, especially the Great Accra Region.

the General Secretary of Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose explained that “before the ban, there was a committee that was made of the traditional council, the churches and other stakeholders to ensure that this ban was observed in absolute peace”.

“It looks like every now and then some few churches still continue to make noise and sometimes draw the reactions of the council but it is important that once the ban is in force, we should do well to observe it”.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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