Ghanaian Gospel singer, Patience Nyarko, has welcomed President Akufo-Addo’s reopening of churches in Ghana but welcomes the decision with mixed feelings.
The President, in his address to the nation on Sunday, 31st May, 20202, announced that churches and mosques be reopened effective Friday 5th June, 20202 for a hundred (100) worshipers in attendance and a maximum of one hour church service at a time.
The ‘Wafom Kwan’ hitmaker, in a recent exclusive interview with Amansan Krakye on GBC Radio Central in Cape Coast, was asked what she made of the closure of churches by the President.
She replied by saying “When the President initially put restrictions on the opening of churches, I was highly in support of that decision.
“Because if you look at how our fathers who are Pastors and the way they work, they can be on their feet to do deliverance and anoint a lot of people.
“The love for mankind makes them do these things without getting tired. So I was a bit afraid that if the President didn’t put restrictions on the opening of churches it would cause more harm.
“The way we become happy when we go to church and sing we are together again then we shake ourselves and hug ourselves it will surely cause problems.
“I know that the President has been contemplating as to when to reopen the churches for some time now. The closure of churches was in our own interest but if the church was closed down, it didn’t mean that you’re prohibited from praying as well.
“When the time comes for churches to be reopened we will all go back to church with happiness”.