President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo admonished against the use of air conditioners and rather urged religious leaders to ensure ventilation of fresh air during services disclosing from August 1, 2020, the restrictions on the number of congregants worshipping at a time in Church and Mosques will be lifted, with the length of worship extended.
“With greater numbers of congregants likely to return for worship, I would, respectfully, ask the religious leaders to pay even greater attention to the fresh air ventilation of their premises, rather than relying on the use of air conditioners,” H.E. advised.
Speaking in his 14th address to the nation on Sunday, President Akufo-Addo noted that he was pleased with the compliance of religious bodies at their various worship centres, ensuring the safety protocols to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“Our Churches and Mosques have been open for prayers and services for the past seven (7) weeks, adhering to twenty-five per cent occupancy (25%) or up to one hundred congregants over a time duration of up to one hour per service”
“I extend my deepest appreciation to our religious leaders for their strict adherence to the safety protocols which have prevented any known outbreaks since they restarted their services,” the President said.
“Church leaders who are desirous of implementing this enhanced easing directive, must ensure that congregants wear face masks at all times, and the one (1) metre social distancing rule is scrupulously applied. These same guidelines apply to worship in our Mosques”, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo added.
Source: Opemsuo.com/Kwabena Danso-Dapaah