The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis network of ministers, churches and councils have released a statement urging churches in the metropolis to adhere to the President’s directive on the ban of gatherings to prevent the spread of covid-19.
The released statement below reads.
A RELEASE TO ALL CHURCHES IN THE SEKONDI /TAKORADI METROPOLIS FROM THE NETWORK OF MINISTERS, CHURCHES AND COUNCILS.
In responds to the covid – 19 pandemic that has bedeviled almost all nations of the world including Ghana, the president of Ghana, his excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, issued a directive banning all public gatherings for a space of four(4) weeks subject to appropriate reviews where neccesary.
In line with this directive all churches all over the country are not permitted to hold their regular church services as they use to.
Regrettably, it has come to the notice of the leadership of the Sekondi /Takoradi Network Of Ministers, Churches And Councils that some churches are contravening this directive and still organizing their members for services in their churches.
The Network in conjunction with the Regional Coordinating Council and the Regional Security Council, wish to state categorically the following;
- The presidential directive banning all public gathering including church services is not an attempt by government to stiffle the church. It is a prudent means of helping to curb the spread of the virus.
- All churches in contravention of this directive must refrain from such actions with immediate effect. As pastors and custodians of the flock of Christ we are love-bound and duty- bound to protect and safeguard the well-being and interest of our members. We must rather be seen as frontliners in enforcing measures aimed at curbing the spread of the disease and not to undermine same.
- The leadership of the Network of Churches wish to reiterate that any church that falls foul of the law shall never be defended on any grounds.
We also wish to assure the general public that the church is praying fervently for God’s divine intervention and also in constant contact with the regional and city authorities to ensure public safety as we battle this disease.
We are urging all churches to endeavour to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Stay safe, remain calm and have faith in Christ.
Thank you and God bless our homeland Ghana.
The general public is hereby advised to call the following numbers should they find any church in contravention of the said directive.
All media houses
Metropolitan Chief Executive
Regional Coordinating Council
Regional Security Council
All heads of Churches.”