Ban on drumming and noise-making to begin on May 9

The ban on drumming and noise-making in Ga will begin on May 9, 2022, the Ga Traditional Council has announced.

The Traditional Council says the ban will be preceded by a ritual of cleansing the sacred forest as the first activity towards the celebration of the 2022 Homowo festival.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of the Ga Traditional Council, Nii Lartey Anum Tetteh, disclosed that during the period of the ban, they will fast and pray for the peace and unity of the country.

“The Ga Traditional Council announces to the public that the 2022 Ga Homowo festival will commence with cleansing the sacred farm on the 2nd of May 2022. This will be followed by the ban on drumming and noise-making from the 9th day of May to the 9th day of June 2022. During this period, the Ga state will fast and pray for rainfall and a bumper harvest. The Ga State will also pray for the country and its citizens to continue to keep the peace, love, tranquillity, and good spirit.”

Below are the guidelines on the ban

  1. All worship centers should confine their activities to within their church premises.
  2. Noise making including clapping of hands, the use of tambourine, and other musical instruments should be avoided during this period.
  3. The positioning of loudspeakers outside church premises and mosques is banned during this period.
  4. Roadside evangelism and the use of megaphones and other loudspeakers should be totally avoided during this period.
  5. Funeral rites and their related activities are also banned within this period.

The ban would be lifted on June 9, 2022, at the forecourt of the Gbese Mantse Palace.

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