Desist from noise pollution or risk prosecution – Anambra govt warns churches, mosques, others

Anambra State Government has warned residents, business owners and religious organizations against noise pollution.

Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra, OCHA Brigade, Comrade Celestine Anere gave the warning while serving demand notice to business owners in Awka that are creating unhealthy noise to the environment.

He reminded residents that the state’s environmental laws prohibiting noise pollution and other environmental violations with their negative impacts on human health were still in effect.

Anere warned that anyone caught violating the order would be dealt with according to the law.

“We call on leadership and members of various religious organisations, club owners, industries and other interest groups operating in the state to desist from causing noise pollution as anyone caught will be dealt with according to the law.

“The streets and markets should be with less noise pollution, and strict adherence to the state’s environmental laws in the best interest of public health.

“All religious houses, clubhouses, markets and other entertainment outlets should operate within enclosed and soundproofed facilities with regulated use of speakers, giving due considerations to neighbouring residents during and after any celebration,” he warned.

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