Pneumatica Night 2021: CID charges 4 members Of Christ Embassy Church for breaching Covid-19 protocols
- Thousands of congregants massed up with no masks at the Fantasy Dome
- The congregants, numbering in their thousands, partook of the "Pneumatica Night 2021"
- Organizers of the event – Christ Embassy – have made the Youtube video of the event “private”
News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that four members of the Christ Embassy Church have been charged for flouting the country’s COVID-19 protocols.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service charged the four for not complying with the COVID-19 restriction imposed by the government per the Regulation 4 of the Imposition of Restrictions (coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic) (No. 16) instrument, 2020 Executive Instrument (E.I.) 395 and Section 6 of the imposition of the restriction Act, 2020 (Act 1012), according to The Ghana Report.
It will be recalled photos and videos of a crowded church service in an enclosed space at the Fantasy Dome in Accra surfaced online days earlier.
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The church service, organized by Christ Embassy, was dubbed "Pneumatica Night 2021" and had congregants numbering in their thousands – with no facemasks or social distancing – singing and dancing in energetic praise.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on The Ghana Report, the police were compelled to open investigations into the circumstances under which the Church decided to breach covid-19 protocols and organize the event which brought together thousands of Church members at the Fantasy Dome of the Accra International Trade Fair Center.
Founder of the church, Pastor Chris Oyakilome, is notoriously popular for his controversial stance on Covid-19 protocols and the vaccines.
The pastor has launched campaigns against vaccine programs saying it is a conspiracy to wipe out the African race – an allegation the World Health Organisation (WHO) has condemned.
In other news, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the job of the Akufo-Addo administration is to fix problems of the country including rising unemployment among the youth.
“This is what we have been doing since 2017,” he stated in a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh.
The vice president’s comments come on the back of a social media campaign by some unhappy Ghanaians over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag ‘Fix The Country’.
Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.
The angry youth threatened to demonstrate on Saturday, 9 May to pile pressure on the government to fix the country.
Reacting to this development in the Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Dr. Bawumia listed a number of problems the Akufo-Addo administration inherited from the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration and fixed in its four and half years in government.
The vice president’s post generated massive reaction support and outrage and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Kwame Buasapa said: “The masses are saying all what you've claimed to be your achievements aren't happening and are calling on you to fix it yet you're still spreading these falsehoods. You've simply lost touch with reality on the ground.”
Stephen Baffoe added: “When the fundamentals are weak covid-19 will expose you. You are here talking about covid-19 are we e only African country affected by covid-19 go to our neighbouring countries they're doing very well in the economy. So stop this excuses and fix e economy.”
Salifu Haruna stated: “We the youth in Ghana are not going to be joking again, we will hold every politician accountable for their words. No politician can throw dust into our eyes again. Bawumia is de biggest scam in the history of Ghanaian politics.”
Godwin Odoi observed: “Those talking are not providing any alternative. Where is the alternative budget of the opposition? I have not seen it. And is just lazy talk. They never opposed using the tax money in building party constituency office. They should stop wasting our time.”
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