Ghana, mosques and churches are seen to be compounding the problem of noise pollution, according to a report by Deutsche Welle. In the capital Accra, authorities are seeking to deal with the noise caused by these places of worship — and mosques in particular.
Mosques are being asked to use mobile text or WhatsApp messages to call the Muslim community to prayer. The government says it is hopeful such a change could contribute to a reduction in excessive noise. For many Muslims living in the capital, the idea of a mobile call to prayer is more difficult to embrace.
The government has signalled it ultimately intends to enforce laws in order to quiet things down in Ghana.