Ghanian President Nana Addo Akufo has lifted ban on religious gatherings in the country he announced that religious activities would commence in stages starting from June 5.
He said “an abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of attendances of 100 congregants can worship at a time in a church or at a mosque with a mandatory one metre rule of social distancing between congregants.”
The churches, including International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Destiny Empowerment Chapel International, Spiritlife Revival Ministries and The Makers House (TMH) have decided to continue having virtual services in order to protect their members from contracting the disease.
In a communique signed by the General Secretary of ICGC, Rev. Morris Appiah, it said the church would use the entire month of June to assess, monitor and evaluate all protocols in simulation exercise with selected local assemblies in various districts.
It said “this will enable us to determine the appropriateness and effectiveness of the protocols throughout our churches nationwide,” the statement said.
It encouraged members to continue to fellowship on air and on-line with the General Overseer, Pastor Mensah Otabil.
Prophet Bernard Nelson- Eshun, in a statement sent to church members, said the leadership of the Spiritlife Revival Ministries has decided to remain closed until when it deemed fit to resume.