Open The Churches, We’ll Obey Social Distancing – Churches Beg Gov’t

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council of churches (GPCC) has called on government to relax the restrictions on religious gatherings.

According to the council, churches and religious bodies will adhere to social distancing directives by government, therefore the ban should be lifted.


Executive member of the Council and President of the Full Gospel Church International, Bishop S.N Mensah who made the call said churches have proper structures and the capacity to roll out effective social distancing and safety measures unlike the market places and other business centres which have a challenge adhering to safety etiquettes.

Bishop Mensah also said that “At this time we’re all helping to put in some mechanisms so we are expecting that in the shortest possible time, churches should be able to meet but with certain conditions in place.”

“For instance, the church should not be full to 50 per cent capacity or 50 per cent capacity, having sanitisers and putting in place all the necessary protocols and some guidelines to govern the running of the church.