The Founder and General Overseer of Alive Chapel International, Prophet Elisha Salifu Amoako has asked President Akufo-Addo to hasten plans to lift the ban on social gathering for churches to start operations.
Heads of Christian Ecumenical Bodies in Ghana earlier expressed their readiness to resume church activities.
The heads came up with a proposal, spelling out modalities under which they can safely perform their programmes without putting the lives of congregants at risk.
The proposal was after a meeting between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and leaders of the Christian faith at the Jubilee House on April 21, 2020.
In a video which has gone viral on social media, Prophet Elisha Salifu Amoako mentioned that religion plays a very vital role in the lives of people and that the absence of it is causing more harm than good.
He called on the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not listen to people who want to influence the reopening of the church.
Prophet Elisha Salifu Amoako cited the President of America, Donald Trump, who has argued that the Church render essential services and so needs to operate.
According to Prophet Elisha Salifu Amoako, the church is a disciplined entity and that it will adhere to all the safety protocols when the government heeds to their call.
“This is the time the nation needs more prayer, not less prayer, doctors have tried, we have tried what we can do but nothing seems to work. We must run back to God. We, the churches are very disciplined and discipline starts form the Church,” he said.
The man of God mentioned that the coronavirus pandemic has come to live with us and that as human beings we must learn to live with it for life to go on.
Meanwhile, the President of the Republic of Ghana while speaking at the virtual Eid-ul-Fitr celebration hinted that stakeholder consultations are taking place on the way forward towards the easing of restrictions, so that the social and economic lives of Ghanaians can go back to normal.
“I expect these consultations to conclude this week so that I can announce to Ghanaians a clear roadmap for easing the restrictions. We have to find a way back, but in safety, for we cannot be under these restrictions forever” he added.