As part of activities leading up to the celebration of this year’s Oguaa Fetu Afahye, the ban on drumming and noise making begins today.
The ban which is a traditional ritual will span 17 days from today 7th August to 23rd August.
The period is perceived as sacred as it is believed that the priests and priestesses perform the necessary ritual interactions with the “seventy seven gods” of the land in order to ensure the successful celebration of the festival.
All persons and groups, by the ban, are prevented from organizing activities such as funerals, church crusades, as well as other entertainment activities that normally go with noise making.
The Chairman of the planning committee, Mr. Perry Mensah spoke to ATL FM News and indicated that all must observe the ban.
“We’re supposed to go silent as if there is curfew, that’s what we expect everyone to do. The churches are not supposed to be drumming and dancing loudly to come out of the walls of their churches. There should be no loud entertainment activity.”
Mr. Perry Mensah explained punishment will be meted by the traditional council to those found guilty of disobeying this directive.
“Everyone is to refrain from noise making. We have a task force going round and if you are caught you will be brought to the traditional council to face the penalty.”
By:Aba Aikins/ATL FM News