Oguaa Fetu Afehye: Churches, Mosques, Others summoned for flouting laws

The Oguaa Traditional council in the Central Region has sighted and is preparing to summon some individuals and organizations before it for flouting the ban on noise making in the area.

The council has placed a ban on noise making in the area as part of activities commemorating its annual Fetu festival which started on August 7 and id expected to end on August 28, 2018.

The ban seeks to deter Churches, individuals, organizations, drinking spots and restaurants from making excessive noise in the said period.

In an interview with Elmina-based Ahomka FM on their midday news on Monday August 12, as monitored by ghananewsonline.com.gh, Chairman of the 2018 Oguaa Fetu Afahye Planing Committee, Perry Mensah, revealed that as of the morning of that day, a number of groups, individuals and organizations had been sighted and brought to the council for sanctioning for violating the laws.

“When I reported to the palace (Emintsimadze palace) this morning, the list which was presented to me include groups and individuals and even churches who were over the weekend caught violating the ban.

“They include hutchland city -Abura, Be it Corner-Kakumdo, a fufu joint at Amamoma near ucc, another fufu chop bar at Ankaful village, Mama’s Joint -Abura, TinaTarven, Calvary Methodist church, Winners’ Chapel, Assemblies of God-Abura, Full Grace Assemblies of God- Abura Eyifua, Church of Christ- Abura Eyifua, Baptist Church-(UCC Apewosika) and Ankaful mosque. So, so far this is the list of those cited for flouting the ban so the council is preparing to serve them with summons,” the chairman revealed.

Mr Mensah added further that, those who would refuse to respond to the council call upon summoned would be processed and sent to court.

The Traditional council on the punishment for those who flout the ban outlined that individuals who are caught will pay a fine of GHC1,000, a sheep and two bottles of schnapps, while groups and organizations pay GHC2,500, a sheep and two bottles of schnapps

Mr Perry Mensah was however quick to add that the traditional council’s ban does not mean individuals and groups especially churches can not perform their activities saying “they can but not in excess.. at most the sound should be heard by only those in the church building.”

He then used the opportunity to advise others to refrain from flouting the ban so as not to face the rigours of the council.

Source: Kojo Ata Kakrah Abrowah || ghananewsonline.com.gh


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