The Senior Pastor of Victory Baptist Church at Ayigya in Kumasi, Rev Charles Owusu Ampofo has said Church bodies in Ghana should ease the much accelerated pressure on President Nana Addo to lift the ban on all faith organization related activities.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Newstimesgh.com, he admonished churches to follow the President’s directives and also deploy a strategy by which they can help the country in the fight against the spread of pandemic coronavirus.
Churches started to file pressure on President Nana Addo to lift ban on faith based activities after he (President) had lifted lockdown ban because they believe the ban on their activities has been prolonged and therefore must be lifted.
However, the Victory Baptist Church Snr Pastor who doubles as the President of the Ministers Conference of Ghana Baptist Convention (MCBC) feels that, since cases of the pandemic COVID-19 are increasing at a top pace, it will not be appropriate for the President of Ghana to lift ban on church activities. Rather, believers should adhere to the President’s orders.
“My fellow Christians should relieve the pressure on government to lift ban on church activities, we must exercise some patience, we must respect the President’s directives”, he stated.
He lauded the Christian Council for their spiritual support in the combat against the deadly disease.
He said albeit pandemic COVID-19 has not been perceived as spiritual disease, yet all believers must stand firm and usher unstoppable prayers so as to help fight it.
The Man of God indicated that Christians adhere to World Health Organization, Ghana Health Service and Ministry of Health directives of regular hand washing with soap under running water, regular use facemask and the observance of social distancing, by so doing the multiplication of coronavirus will completely decreased.
Source: Newstimesgh.com/Joe Marfo/2020