Churches are disciplined, they will adhere to new protocols – Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana has welcomed the further easing of restrictions on religious gatherings.

The Chairperson of the Council, Most Rev. Dr. Paul Boafo, told Citi News his outfit will ensure churches abide by the COVID-19 preventive etiquettes.

The churches are first of all disciplined institutions and that is why we believe the leaders will make sure their members adhere to it.”

Churches and mosques were given a 100 congregation cap and a time limit of one-hour for services after the initial ban on gatherings was eased.

The cap on the number of people permitted to attend services in churches or mosques has now been lifted by the government.

President Akufo-Addo also extended the duration for hosting religious activities from one hour to two hour

These new directives take effect from Saturday, August 1, 2020.

But the churches are to ensure social distance among congregants of at least one metre, the wearing of face masks among other safety protocols.

Rev. Boafo expects that churches will abide by the new protocols like the new ones.

In the first instance, they followed it and we believe that in this second one, we are going to do the same and none will be flouting the protocols,” he said.

He reminded that it “will not be a good testimony for us as a church” if they were found to be abusing the eased restrictions.



July 28, 2020



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