The Ga Traditional Council has called on the public to ignore directives given by the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs to the effect that microphones and public address systems could be used during the pendency of the ongoing traditional ban on noise-making.
In a statement signed by the President of the Ga Traditional Council, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Council described the Ministry’s directive as “unfortunate and unacceptable.”
Earlier, the Council had released a statement declaring the commencement of the ban from Monday, May 15 to Thursday, June 15.
According to the statement, churches are expected to carry out their activities within their premises and refrain from the use of musical instruments.
Again, the positioning of loudspeakers outside the premises of churches, mosques and pubs is banned.
Wayside evangelists are to cease their activities.
This ban also extends to funeral rites and related activities.
But contrary to these directives, the Ministry is alleged to have said microphones and public address systems could be used at a reduced volume.
The Traditional Council is therefore reiterating its earlier directives.
“This has been a yearly observance from time immemorial, and this year should not be an exception.”
“This is our custom. Customary laws are part of the laws of Ghana and must be observed appropriately,” the statement concluded.