- Bishop Obinim has rubbished President Akufo-Addo's directive on the ban on public gatherings amid the coronavirus scare
- Obinim in a new video said the government's decision to ban churches for the next 4 weeks will not stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus
- Bishop Obinim added that government should rather allow churches to operate so they can pray for the coronavirus to be driven out of the country
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Founder and leader of International Godsway Ministries, Bishop Obinim says President Akufo-Addo's directive to ban churches from holding services in the wake of the coronavirus will not stop the virus from spreading.
In a video sight by YEN.com.gh Bishop Obinim added that government should rather allow churches to operate so that they can pray for the coronavirus to be driven out of the country.
The preacher indicated that his personal doctor had schooled him on the mode of spread of the coronavirus.
Obinim added that he was of the strong conviction that only God could intervene on behalf of the human race to restore sanity back into the world.
Prior to this, the popular Kumasi-based pastor was seen in a trending photo during one of his consultation services.
He was in a face mask and gloves as some members seated in front of him also did same as a way not to getting infected with the coronavirus.
" We rather need to start praying in the power of Christ so that we can sack the virus from the world," Obinim said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, March 15, 2020, ordered for the closure of schools and directed that public gatherings including all church services, Muslim gatherings, and funerals, be suspended.
The president's announcement followed the news that Ghana's cases of Coronavirus had moved from two on Thursday to six on Sunday and is currently seven as of March 17, 2020.
However, some churches have lauded the president's decision while others have strongly rejected the decision.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Ashanti Regional Police Command had arrested the head pastor of Open Arms Ministries, Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie.
This follows his defiance of President Nana Akufo-Addo's directive against public gatherings amid the Coronavirus scare.
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