Pastor Mensa Otabil
Pastor Mensa Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil has cautioned against opening up churches as COVID-19 spread increases in Ghana.

It comes after reports suggest the clergy in the country is persuading President Akufo-Addo to lift sanctions against churchgoing and other social activities.

Ban on church attendance has been in force for over a month as Ghana battles to get a hold of the deadly virus.

In a live sermon on Facebook Sunday, the ICGC founder said: “This is not the time for churches to consider gathering together in assemblies because the crisis before us is not going down”.

Also, the Ghana  Medical Association has cautioned President Akufo-Addo against lifting the ban on public gathering in the country following rising cases of COVID-19.

There are reports churches are persuading the president to open up and allow them to fellowship.

However, the GMA in a statement Saturday warned the infection rate of COVID-19 could worsen if the President takes off the order against public gathering and social functions.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic should not lift the ban on social gatherings for religious activities, schools, marriage ceremonies, funerals etc.

“Government must ensure the prompt and continuous distribution of PPE’s to all health workers at their various institutions (or places of work) at all times. This will guarantee the safety of all health workers as they continue to render care to patients,” GMA added.


Source: Ghana/