Leaders of the Christian community in the country have pledged their unwavering support for government as it takes continued steps to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 within the Ghanaian territory.
The eminent clergy made the pledge through the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Kwabena Boafo, at the Jubilee House, when he addressed the President on behalf of his colleague clergymen and women at a meeting called at the instance of the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to solicit the thought of leader of the Church in Ghana on the way forward for the Covid-19 fight.
“We are behind what the government is doing and we will do it such that at the end of the day, we will all rejoice for it that we stood together, we were in it together, and we have battled to win together and that the Church can join in the celebration after it all” Rt. Rev. Kwabena Boafo said.
The clergy further observed that since the outbreak of the pandemic, the State-Church partnership has been deepened and it has become a stronger relationship. To this end, Rev. Kwabena Boafo noted that from Friday the 24th to the 26th of April 2020 will be fasting for the three day period and beseech the covering of God over Ghana and His intervention to arrest the spread of Covid-19 in our shores.
President Akufo Addo in his remarks, indicated that the thoughts and input of the Clergy in Ghana is invaluable to the fight against Covid-19 and that is what has motivated his decision to meet with them. The President further noted that it is important to discuss with leaders of the Christian community the current ban on public gatherings and for that matter Church gatherings and to come up with modalities and timelines for the lifting of same.
“You are major actors in the struggle, the banning of public gatherings that affects the Churches affects each one of you. I felt that with all of this as the background, with the role that you have already played, and continue to play, it would be a good moment for us to meet again and exchange views as to the way forward for our country” President Akufo-Addo stated.