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Archbishop George Slezer Ofori-Atta, of the International
Council for Clergy (ICC), has urged President Akufo-Addo to reconsider
his decision to ban gatherings in churches and mosques in the wake of
the coronavirus pandemic, if not doom will befall Ghana.

According to him in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com,
the government needs religious leaders now more than ever since they
are better placed to disseminate information to Ghanaians.

“We have to get a place where we can get church leaders to sensitise
their followers and the congregation,” he told Ahotor FM news.

He added that: “The president should lift the ban on churches and mosques because
as a nation, it is the best medium where we can get the information
across, he should rather sensitize our congregation, get our mindset
transformed and get a broadminded approach to this thing.”

Archbishop Ofori-Atta further explains that any country that ignores the
worship of God always ends up falling apart and if Ghana followed the
same steps will soon be defeated by the deadly pandemic coronavirus.

The President on March 16, 2020, announced a ban on all social
gatherings, including churches, mosques, and sporting activities, and
also an indefinite closure of educational institutions.

Archbishop Ofori-Atta, however, believes religious leaders are better
placed to educate the public about the coronavirus pandemic than
politicians.

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