A case of interesting irony has cropped up in Obomeng Kwahu in the Eastern region where the local Methodist church was forced to close up during the Easter because the vicinity in which it is located is also the epicentre of wild lifestyle and celebration.
The Easter celebrations may be the occasion where Christians remember how their saviour died fro their sins but in Obomeng Kwahu, the Emmanuel Methodist Church cannot have services because of the unchristian celebrations people hold in the vicinity.
In a Daily Graphic report sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Methodist church abandoned its activities for 2019 because the majority of the people in the Obomeng High Street were more interested in loud music and carnivals.
The street is one of the locations where the famous Kwahu Easter festivities have been held for over two decades.
In the just-ended Easter of 2019, while the congregation could not hold services, beverage company Kasapreko, reportedly turned the uncompleted church building into an “Alomo Village” which housed a bar, a fufu joint, a live band arena (during the day) and a nightclub.
In the nights, the celebrants took over the building as they danced to very loud music in the temporary discotheque with alcohol flowing everywhere.
The church was said to have been turned into everything but a religious temple with some women wearing skimpy and tight shorts while some of their male counterparts danced around bare-chested.
When The Mirror newspaper contacted the church's officials, the administrator of the Nkawkaw Diocese of the Methodist Church, Very Rev. Daniel Agyei, confirmed what he described as a worrying situation.
The diocese is however looking at ways to improve the lot of their Emmanuel Church congregation.
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