The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations Professor Kwabene Frimpang Boateng has urged all Muslims to consider using text messages to call their members to worship instead of using the usual megaphones. This according to the Minister will help reduce noise pollution in the country. The Minster suggested, “In the house of worship, why is it that the noise will be limited to the house of worship…and again maybe from the mosque, why is it that time for prayer would not be transmitted with a text message or WhatsApp so the Imam will send WhatsApp message to everybody that the time for prayer is up so appear…,”
The minister who took his turn at the Meet the Press series noted that his recommendation “May be controversial” but he was sure that it has to be considered.
The Professor also called on churches to consider limiting the noise that they generated from their auditoriums during service.