Not consulting church leaders before ban was wrong – Charismatic bishops

Not consulting church leaders before ban was wrong – Charismatic bishops

- The Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference(GCBC) is not happy about the directive by the president to close down churches for four weeks

- According to them, it would have been proper if the president had engaged them before a ban was placed on all religious activities

- TheGCBC believes the closure of churches is a biased view of the society and does not improve the odds of getting the disease under control

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The Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference(GCBC) is not happy about the directive by President Akufo-Addo to close down churches, mosques, and educational institutions for four weeks.

According to them, it would have been proper if the president engaged them before a ban was placed on all religious activities and some public gatherings in the country.

A report filed by Citi News stated that groups like the Ghana Charismatic Bishops’ Conference, the National Association of Charismatic & Christian Churches, and the Ghana Pentecostal Council were not engaged before the new directives were given by the state.

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“The arbitrary closure of churches and places of worship without consultation or discussion for four weeks, smacks of a disregard of the importance of the church’s role in the country,” the statement said.

The GCBC, however, could not fathom why lapses in the government’s directive excluded “places of intense social interactions like night clubs and chop bars.

They believe the closure of churches and places of worship, is a rather biased view of the society and does not improve much the odds of getting the disease under control.

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A host of pastors have called on President Akufo-Addo to reconsider his decision to pull the breaks on gatherings at churches as a precaution against the spread of the COVID-19 after they realised the implications it would have on them.

Leading the charge were Rev. Wengham of the Cedar Mountain Chapel, East Legon Assemblies of God and Dr. Lawrence Tetteh of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach.

Rev. Wengham believes a ban on church activities in the country is bound to have an impact on the finances of churches.

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