Monday, April 28, 2008

Religious and incessant other noise - the 13th reminder

It seems that every single day, this place has to suffer from some kind of noise pollution. Over the weekdays, it's the neighbourhood church and mosque. For example, the church which hires MWA Hall every single weekday over the lunch hours, was it's usual very noisy self. After enduring this racket from 12.30 pm onwards till 2.00 pm, some semblance of quiet returned but, again, just now, a little after 5.00 pm, they have returned to sing and play their instruments..... LOUDLY!

Of course, the mosque adds to this persistent din 5 times a day, which is totally unnecessary. The Imam should only be heard within the walls of his mosque when leading prayers as it's totally invalid for him to lead the others outside, and for them to follow, in case, they should want to. So, why can't these mosques have their speakers fitted inside rather than inside?

These people are making pests of themselves and giving people unnecessary headaches!


elijah Agevi wrote at 6:44 AM:
Asante Raziya for your noble crusade and let's hope that one day someone will hear you OUT and address all these very obvious and annoying things.  Have a peaceful week.  Elijah.

On Sun, April 27, 2008 1:01 pm, Raziya wrote:
Hi, Elijah!   Even as I reply you, my frequent calls to the cops have been ignored and the 'pastor', if one can call such an unmerciful person, so, has reached record decibels in giving his sermons and their gospel music, too. One gets the impression that he is either very annoyed with God (Astaghfirullah), and or is scolding his congregation for the past couple of HOURS!!!  Re, NEMA - their laws and regulations seem to be applied selectively. Only 'rich' neighbourhoods get attention from them, not, the average ones or the poor.  As you will have noticed, I send these emails to them, too, but, nobody from NEMA has paid any attention to them. Our suffering is not valid, it seems.  Therefore, like the water 'reminders', I've started doing the same regarding the noise around us. Let us see, how many reminders it will take, if at all, for 'officialdom' to walk their talk! 


elijah Agevi wrote at 12:15 PM:
Hello Raziya,  

We fully understand and share your frustration. I gather that NEMA has recently established new sound regulations and have indeed acquired the necessary equipment! Could these be used? Can NEMA help? One would imagine that this is squarely is in the court of NEMA? Please keep on the just war on injustices of all kinds in our society. '


On Sun, April 27, 2008 11:47 am, Raziya wrote:

This weekend, it seems that the patients at the two neighbourhood hospitals and the residents are not supposed to rest! The four churches around us are, at present, making loud noises of what they would call 'gospel music', variety. Of course, the one mosque here, will also join in their racket comes time for midday prayers.

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