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14.05.2007 General News

Churches comply with ban on noise making


Most churches in the capital are generally complying with this year's ban on drumming and noise making announced by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, Sheikh I.C Quaye.

A visit by the GNA to some of the churches in the metropolis revealed that most of them have stop playing their musical instruments for praises and worship and resorted to clapping and singing.

While other churches have switched-off their Public Address (PA) systems completely and using their normal voice for the services, others too have minimized their sound levels to the confines of the church premises.

At the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, North Kaneshie, Mr Kwaku Sam, a Steward at the Church told the GNA that the church has no problem with the ban on drumming and noise making since they were law abiding citizens and would comply fully with the directive.

He said the church was conducting the service smoothly, even without the usual public address systems.

Mr. Eric Twum, an Elder at the Temple of Praise Ministry, Swanlake – North Kaneshie said the church had reduced its sound to the barest minimum to comply with the directives.

He said the Ga Traditional Council and the churches must work together to ensure peace and harmony in the capital during the period of the ban on drumming and noise making.

He said even situations where some churches might have gone contrary to the directives the officials who are sent to monitor the ban would have to exercise patience and talk to the church officials rather than invading their premises to collect their instruments.

Other churches visited by the GNA were the World Miracle Church, Circle Branch, the Calvary Baptist Church, Adarbraka and the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC).

Source: GNA