Ban on drumming takes effect May 15
The Ga Traditional Council has announced that the annual ban on drumming and noise-making will take effect from May 15 to June 15, 2023, as part of activities to commence the Homowo festival.
This ban prohibits all forms of noise-making, including the use of drums, tambourines, loudspeakers, funeral rites and roadside evangelism.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Lartey Anum Tetteh, urged the public to comply with the ban and announced that a task force has been established to prosecute offenders.
Guidelines have been put in place to ensure full compliance with the ban, including confining the usual form of worship to the premises of churches and mosques, and minimizing noise levels to the barest minimum possible.
The positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs, and roadside evangelism, is prohibited.
The boundaries affected by the ban include the Northern Boundary dividing Accra from the Eastern Region, the Western Boundary at Odukpon Kpehe (Kasoa), and the Eastern Boundary at Osu, in addition to all villages and towns under the Osu, Ngleshie Alata and Ga Traditional Councils.