COVID-19: “Mr President Lift The Ban, We Are Ready To Contain The Virus” - Sam Korankye Ankrah
The Apostle General of Royal House Chapel International, Sam Korankye Ankrah says churches are ready to contain the deadly Covid-19 pandemic should President Akufo-Addo lift the ban on public gathering in the country.
According to him, most churches are set to follow instructions given adding that members who will visit the place of worship will be made to social distant themselves from others.
Speaking on an Accra-based television station, the Apostle General said “We are ready to contain the disease should the ban be lifted. We are ready to control the numbers, follow the etiquette and the protocols, do multiple services with smaller numbers.
He added unlike the poor management of goods and services in the markets in the covid era, the church will be responsible and manage it better than expected.
The man of God further explained that people coming to fellowship together has a unique twist to the church services adding that many have declined worshipping since the introduction of online church broadcast.
“Actual gatherings enable Christians to worship God and carry out their rituals such as receiving the Eucharist in togetherness. These are things that we are saying we need and a continuous ban on social gatherings will continue to negatively impede upon these spiritual aspirations that we look forward to always,” he emphasized
In other developments, General Overseer for International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) says the closure of churches by the President is a good move.
He said “Pastors have a role to play in protecting society by urging adherence to current protocols even though they are uncomfortable. Considering the grow in Covid-19 cases in the country, this is not the time for churches to consider gathering together in assemblies”
Story by Mandy Woods