Harare City Council has alerted church leaders in the capital of the residents’ displeasure over noise pollution caused by their churches’ loud music. Said the city fathers:
Dear Harare Church Leaders It has come to our attention that residents are unhappy over noise pollution caused by your churches loud music. Residents want you to be considerate and accept that not everyone wants to listen to your music and preaching.
Church buildings are mandated to have soundproof. Singing and preaching in the middle of residential areas is not encouraged. There is need to respect the privacy of other residents who want to rest and enjoy home time.
Responding to the local government’s message, some residents reminded Harare City to collect garbage in locations.
Some blamed the council for allocating churches near residential stands as noise pollution is bound to happen.