Accra Mayor, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has condemned how some churches and corporate institutions advertise their institutions and events.
Citing a the posters and banners of an upcoming programme of General Overseer of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, dubbed “Festival of Miracles”, Mr. Sowah stated it is unacceptable and that even God will not be pleased with the level of the nuisance caused by the posters.
“Even God will not be happy to see how you hang your banners, it is unacceptable”, he said.
He was speaking after the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG) embarked on an exercise, Sunday to remove illegal billboards from Accra.
The Mayor also gave an unequivocal warning to institutions to desist from such lawlessness or face the music.
On his part, the Executive Director of the Advertisers Association of Ghana, Francis Dadzie is hopeful the Advertising Standards Bill will be passed to properly regulate the haphazard manner some billboards are mounted in the city.
Mr. Dadzie stated that the Advertising Standards Bill is back at the Trades Ministry to be presented to Cabinet because the previous parliament elapsed before it could be passed.
He explained that the bill when passed will help regulate indiscriminate and unlawful posting of fliers and erection of signposts.