- Bishop Obinim has decided to go contrary to President Akufo-Addo's directive on the ban on public gatherings amid the coronavirus scare
- Bishop Obinim said he will continue to meet his church members for consultation despite the directive by the government to suspend all church activities and public gatherings for the next 4 weeks
- Obinim says he needs to continue making money to pay his workers and also pay his bills
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Bishop Obinim, founder, and leader of International Godsway Ministries says he will continue to meet his church members for consultation despite the directive by the government to suspend all church activities and public gatherings for the next 4 weeks.
According to Bishop Obinim, he needs to continue making money from consultation with his members in order to pay his workers and also pay his bills.
Speaking on his TV station, Obinim said though he will obey the President’s directives, he will still be having one-on-one consultation for all those that need his assistance.
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"The President has said social gatherings have been canceled for a month. Jesus take the wheel…we came here because of the announcement by the President and we have no problem with his directive. My problem is the sick persons we pray for to get well. Our worry is how to cater for all these persons even though we can all pray in our individual homes," he said.
He added that he will engage in emergency counseling service for his church members but will not pray or conduct healing services for them.
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Obinim also disclosed that everyone who comes to the service must pick a card and pay for it so that the accrued money will be used to pay for the cost of running his TV station.
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“If you do not want me to engage in counseling to raise money to cater for the cost of running my TV station, then I will shut the station down because I pay close to $8,000 monthly," he noted.
President Akufo-Addo last Sunday, March 15, 2020, announced that due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus, the government had placed a ban on public gatherings including churches and mosques for 4 weeks.
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While ome churches have lauded the president's decision, others have strongly rejected the decision.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, had sadly confirmed the news that some Ghanaians have died of coronavirus.
These Ghanaians, the minister said, lived in Italy - where two of the deaths occurred and Denmark, where one of the cases was reported.
Though she decried the situation, Honorable Botchway said the situation was not so critical to require the evacuation of Ghanaians from those countries.
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