TTC places ban on noise making effective April 21-May 12
The Tema Traditional Council (TTC) has announced a ban on noise making in its jurisdiction effective Friday, April 21, 2023 to Friday, May 12, 2023 ahead of the Homowo festival celebrations by the Ga people of the Greater Accra Region.
By the directive, funeral activities and other outdoor events associated with noise making have been put on hold for the three-week period.
This preceded the celebration of the Kpelejoo festival by only the people of Tema to signify a period of sowing in anticipation for a bumper harvest to hoot at hunger during the Homowo festival celebration.
At a brief traditional ceremony at the Sakumo Lagoon to announce the ban, Sakumo Wulomei of Tema, Nii Ashiboi Kofi, said the ban applies to all forms of noise making including the use of loudspeakers at social events, drumming, the use of tambourines as well as loud church and marriage activities.
Explaining the significance of the period, Nii Kofi expressed the hope that all individuals and groups in the traditional area including personnel of the Eastern Naval Command would not engage in any activities that would lead to any form of noise including clapping, whistling and playing musical instruments.
He appealed to the public to observe the directive on the ban, warning that the police and a task force had been constituted to prosecute offenders.
To this end, he indicated that punitive sanctions would be meted out to any persons or group of persons in the traditional area who would contravene the directive.
The Tema Traditional area consists of Tema Manhean, communities 1 to 26, Ashaiman, Kubekro, Saasabii, Sakumono, Adjei Kojo, Klagon Zenu, Adigon and Adjeiman.
FROM KEN AFEDZI, TEMA