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The annual ban on drumming and noise-making in Accra will this year begin on May 10, according to the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA).

A Press Statement issued by the AMA has indicated that the police in collaboration with an identifiable task force will be deployed to ensure that the ban is observed and help prevent clashes between the traditional authorities and other people.

“Apart from an identifiable task force that consists of AMA personnel, the Ghana 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,” the statement said.

The statement added: “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. The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned. Roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during this period.”

Source: Ghana/