Ghana govt. urges mosques to use WhatsApp for call to prayers

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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.

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