COVID-19: You have taken my right to worship – Tackie-Yarboi to Gov’t
The Presiding Bishop of Victory Bible Church International Bishop Tackie-Yarboi says the continues decision by government to prevent Christians from worshipping in churches is an infringement on their right.
According to him, the right to worship is guaranteed by the constitution and nothing must be allowed to impede it.
President Akufo-Addo, through emergency powers, granted by Parliament, has placed a ban on public gathering including churches and schools following the coronavirus pandemic. The move is part of several measures government has adopted to control the spread of the killer bug in Ghana.
Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat, the popular preacher said churches are capable of protecting their members if they are allowed to go back to worship.
“I’m advocating for the ban on churches to be lifted because my freedom of worship has been taking away from me,” he said.
He also noted he is against the use of lockdown as a strategy in fighting covid-19.
“I’m not for lockdown, lockdown is not the best option”.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Ghana have now moved to 6,269 after 173 new cases were recorded, according to figures by Ghana Health Service.
125 more recoveries have also been confirmed taking the total number of recoveries to 1,898.
The death toll still stands at 31.
Below is the regional breakdown
Greater Accra Region – 4,582
Ashanti Region – 921
Central Region – 285
Western Region – 170
Eastern Region – 106
Western North Region – 57
Volta Region – 41
Northern Region – 31
Oti Region – 26
Upper East Region – 26
Upper West Region – 21
North East Region – 2
Bono Region – 1