The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana said the Ecumenical bodies of churches will not rush the government to lift the ban on the closure of church gatherings.
He explained that the Christian leaders decided to fully support government's restrictions on social gatherings and the closure of the churches because they sought the need for the country to do so to be able to contain the spread of COVID-19.
"It is important to note that addressing COVID-19 requires a whole -government- and a whole-of-society response and the church being a major stakeholder is indispensable in the State's overall COVID-19 response", Rev. Boafo said.
He said since the closure, the government from time to time met with the ecumenical bodies, made up of the Christian Council of Ghana, Ghana Catholic Bishops, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Ghana National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches and other faith based organisations to deliberate on the situation.
According to Rev. Boafo, since faith and science go together, the church leaders and the ecumenical councils consulted their health personnel in the Christian Health Association of Ghana, to advise them on what to do and out of that consultation, a guideline was drafted and sent to the President on May 7.