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    Self claim Pastors and others must be banned on Noise Pollution in our Environs- Samson Samari Eliasu

    Echo Conscience Citizens (ECC) upon a research discovered noise pollution the country by some citizens of Ghana. The Echo Conscience Citizens group went ahead to the government pleading with them to band the noise making of some self claimed Pastors who preach in buses and on the street, the medicine sellers on street and in the environs of some communities and many others.

    With this actions, the Echo Conscience Citizens took a step to the government with the theme “Actions Against Noise Making “. In an interview with one member of the ECC on Accra FM, Samson Samari said that, the group went on a demo to police stations and other security agencies pleading with them to cease some of these self claim Pastors and doctors from noise making.

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    According to Samson, it a criminal Offense to make much noise exceeding your premises. He quoted Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29)
    Section 287 (a) “ A person who, without lawful authority or excuse, the proof of which lies on that person, carries on a noxious, an offensive, or a noisy; business at a place… so as to impair or endanger the health of the public inhabiting or using the neighbourhood of that place… or as to cause material interruption to the public in their lawful business or occupations…commits a criminal offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding twenty-five penalty units and for a continuance or repetition of that criminal offence commits a misdemeanour.”

    Section 296 (g) “A person commits a criminal offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding ten penalty units in a town, wilfully and wantonly, and after being warned to desist makes a loud or unseemly noise in a manner that causes or is liable to cause noise or disturbance of a person” he said.

    Section 296 (h) “A person commits a criminal offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding ten penalty units in a town, without a licence in writing from the minister or a local authority beats or plays a drum, gong, tom-tom or any other similar interest of music between eight oclock in the night and six in the morning.” he hinted.

    With all these evidence from the constitution Columnist Samson Samari is Pleading to government on behalf of the Group that all these noise Pollution must be band in our Country.

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