- The National Chief Imam has underscored the need for all Muslims to obey the President’s directive on a ban on all religious gatherings
- He advised that for the next four weeks when the call to prayer is said, Muslims should pray in their respective homes
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The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has underscored the need for all Muslims to obey the President’s directive on a ban on all religious gatherings.
This according to the National Chief Imam would help control the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
According to a report filed by the Ghana News Agency, Sheikh Sharabutu advised that for the next four weeks when the call to prayer is said, Muslims should pray in their respective homes.
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The Chief Imam, however, advised all Imams and leaders at the various mosques to put hand sanitizers at the entrance for members and ensure they use it before and after prayers.
He explained that the virus was no respecter of persons and called on political parties to join forces to fight its spread.
He called for the collaboration of all Ghanaians and advised the people to adhere to the precautionary measures put in place to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Meanwhile, 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 coronavirus (COVID-19).
Leading the charge are 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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