There was uneasy calm this morning in Kumasi as street preachers fight taskforce of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) over seizure of equipment for breaching noise regulation.
Taskforce of KMA embarked on operation Wednesday morning to arrest street preachers who breach KMA noise regulation and failure to renew license.
Some preachers at Kumasi Central Business District (CBD) had their equipment were seized.
Evangelist Joseph Marfo, a victim speaking to Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo admitted that he has not renew his license this year.
“I’m angry because I told them to exercise patience and allow me to work today. But they won’t barge, and went ahead to seized my equipment. I know they’ve the right to do that but we’re here to win souls for Jesus Christ not to make money” He said
George Brave Gyebi Boateng Noise Control Officer at KMA said majority of street preachers in Kumasi are not adhering to KMA street preaching regulations.
According to him, street preachers who are abusing noise control policies in the Metropolis will be arrested by the taskforce.
“It is so pathetic that some street preachers in Kumasi are not adhering to KMA street preaching directives. There is too much noise in Kumasi and people always blame KMA for not enforcing the law. We will continue to chase street preachers who will not adhere to our directives” Mr. George stressed.