Open defecation in Ghana: Top pastor says culprits are on their way to hell

Open defecation in Ghana: Top pastor says culprits are on their way to hell

A Christian religious leader, Rev. Fiifi Ankomah, is warning that the social and health problem of open defecation has spiritual and moral consequences that could see culprits end up in hell.

Founder and leader of Royal Reign Chapel International, Reverend Fiifi Ankomah, has issued a warning with dire consequences for members of the public who indulge in open defecation, as part of the church's campaign against the problem.

The Christian preacher believes that individuals who indulge or allow open defecation are sinning against God and might face his wrath come the point of judgement as Christians believe.

Quoting Deuteronomy 24:13-14, Rev Ankomah went on: “As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. For the Lord, your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.”

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According to, the rationale behind the church's campaign is to tackle the irresponsibility by some individuals which costs the nation a lot.

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Rev, Ankomah said he took the initiative to research the Bible to support his campaign and from what he gathered, open defecation is something evil and against the will of God.

He mentioned that the Christian God who dwells among men is against open defecation. He further said open defecation will make a lot of Ghanaians go to hell.

The church, Rev Ankomah noted, has taken steps to educate the members on the need to support the campaign and as part of its plans, will embark on public campaigns and advocacy in homes.

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In his third state of the nation address to parliament on Thursday, 21 February 2019, President Nana Akufo-Addo charged Ghanaians to desist from the practice, adding that: “Open defecation cannot be a characteristic of the country that is working to be transformed economically and to be counted among the developed nations of the world”.

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Local governments and assemblies have been tasked by the central government to ensure that the menace is ended in the shortest possible time.

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