Sempe Muslim Akwashongtse Calls On Chief Imam, Informs Him About Ban On Noise-making

The Sempe Muslims Akwashongtse, Nii Adote Odaawulu I on Monday paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu to inform him about the Ban on Drumming and Noise-making within the Ga Traditional Areas.

The Sempe Muslim Akwashongtse who made the call on behalf of Ga Mantse King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II appealed to Muslims through the National Chief Imam to ensure strict adherence to the directives outlined by the Ga Traditional Council.

According to him the National Chief Imam and the entire Muslim ummah have over the years lived peacefully with the Ga people and have respected their tradition and culture without any problems.

The call he said was to remind the Muslim community that the time for the Ban on Drumming and Noise-making was due and therefore all Muslims were to strictly adhere to the ban.

According to him it is necessary for everyone on Ga Land to respect the culture and traditions of the landlords in order to live in peace and tranquility with them.

This he said will strengthen the relationship between the Ga people and other tribes within the Ga Traditional Areas as well as foster unity and understanding for all.

He said, “as Muslims we know the stipulated time for prayers therefore reducing the volume of the out speakers will not have any implications on our daily prayers for the period of the Ban” he noted.

He appealed to the leadership of various Mosques in the Ga traditional areas to abide by the regulations that governs the ban and called on their members to also adhered to it and stay away from any form of derogatory comments related to the ban on noise-making.

The Sempe Muslim Akwashongtse commend the Muslims within the Ga traditional areas for their commitment over the years in ensuring the adherence to the ban and urged them to exhibit same this year.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has announced a ban on drumming and noise-making activities across the various traditional areas in the Ga state with effect from May 6 2024 until Thursday, June 6, this year.

Nii Adotey Odaawulu I urged residents of Accra to conduct their activities within the confines of their premises, with churches, mosques, and pubs specifically singled out for compliance.

Furthermore, the AMA’s state­ment also stipulated that roadside evangelists must cease their activities during this period.

Additionally, the Ga Traditional Council has introduced guidelines, including a ban on funeral rites and other activities.

This comprehensive measure aims to maintain peace and tran­quility within Accra during this designated period.

By restricting noisy gatherings and outdoor events, authorities seek to minimise disruptions as preparations for the Homowo festival begins.

Source: Muhammed Faisel Mustapha

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