Leaders of various Christian groups in Ghana have petitioned President Akufo-Addo to reconsider the directive that church services be conducted within one hour amidst the Coronavirus.
Speaking to the media, Archbishop Philip Naameh, President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) said, ““the leaders of the various Christian groups are of the view that the time allocated for church services needs to be reconsidered since religious groups and for that matter, churches have abided by all regulations and safety protocols laid down by the government.”
According to him, the clergy understands that “the more you waste time together in a big gathering, the greater the risk that people may get infected,” however people are finding it hard to adjust to the one hour directive.
He added, “but honestly if we have proved that we can observe all other safety measures, including church fumigation, wearing of masks, hand sanitization and avoiding all manner of physical interactions, I think we can comfortably conduct our services within a little more than an hour. An hour and a half is all we ask for.”