The Ga South Municipal Assembly has dragged 20 churches to court for flouting its directive on noise making.
One of the churches, Anointed Prayer Ministry at McCarthy Hill was last week, fined GHC 240 by the Ga South District Magistrate’s Court and banned from using musical instruments during service.
Speaking to The Ghanaian Times last Friday, after a stakeholders’ meeting on street naming and house numbering, the Municipal Chief Executive Jerry Akwei Thompson, said so far, six of such churches had been closed down.
He said 40 churches had registered with the assembly following The Ghanaian Times publication on the issue, and the subsequent closure of the churches.
“We are not against the churches, but we are also obliged to consider the welfare of the residents whose peace is being threatened by such noises especially at night,” he said.
He indicated that the assembly’s directive was an enforcement of its bye- laws on noise making, and that churches which would not comply would face the full rigours of the law.