Ban on drumming & noise making still in force, comply accordingly – AMA Boss to religious leaders

Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, has reminded religious leaders that the ban on drumming and noise-making in Accra was still in force and urged them to comply accordingly as they prepare to commence worship.

According to him the lifting of the ban known as ‘Odadao’ would be done on Thursday, June 11 after which they could drum. 

“As we go back to our churches and mosques on the 5th June,  we want to remind those of us in Accra that there is a ban on drumming and noise-making and we want to continue to appeal to the religious bodies to comply just as they have been doing over the years… There hasn’t been any problem or confusion and we just want to remind all of us to continue to stay together and comply accordingly, ” he said. 

Mayor Sowah said this in an interview with journalists shortly after the commissioning of a bus shelter by the Rotary Club of Accra Sunrise on John Evans Atta Mills High Street directly opposite the Supreme Court of Ghana in Accra on Tuesday.

He also admonished religious bodies to adhere to the safety protocols of regular handwashing with soap under running water for at least 20 seconds and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers, social distancing and wearing of nose masks. 

He admitted that the easing up of the restrictions in the city was in order adding that measures were being put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.

Credit: AMA

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