The Kwabenya Traditional Area has announced a ban on drumming and noise-making effective May 23 to June 15, 2023.
The 3weeks-long ban forms part of activities to mark 2023 Homowo festival
The ban affects any form of noise-making, including the use of loudspeakers, drums, tambourines, funeral rites and roadside evangelism.
Addressing the media on behalf of the Kwabenya Traditional Area today, The Kwabenya Musuku mantse, Nii Tetteh Ofatse (faky3) Dza Nyomo ii who doubles as the Public Relations Officer (PRO) urged the public to respect the 3weeks-long ban stating that a task force has been constituted to prosecute offenders.
Nii Tetteh Ofatse (Fakyɛ/Forgive) said during the period of the ban, churches are expected to carry out their activities within their premises and refrain from the use of musical instruments and that positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs are banned, while roadside evangelists are to cease their activities during the period.
The ban is part of activities put in place by the council in preparation towards the 2023 Homowo festival in August.
Dza Nyomo ii stated that other guidelines by the Traditional Council include a ban on funeral rites and their related activities.
The chief also warned against the trend where some private individuals and groups without any authority attempt to enforce the ban on drumming and noise making.
The Kwabenya Musuku mantse, Nii Tetteh Ofatse Dza Nyomo ii added that apart from an identifiable task force with Tags and the Ghana Police Service, no other person or group of persons should be seen or found enforcing the abatement of noise in the Traditional Area.