Let’s Continue to Be Safety Conscious—Christian Council, Catholic Bishops’ Conference
The Ghana Christian Council (CCG) and the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have urged Ghanaians to continue to be security conscious even as they pray for God’s peace in Ghana.
They also called on citizens to remain calm in the face of security warnings, to be vigilant and to report unusual activity in their communities to security services.
A statement jointly signed by the Rev. Dr. Justice Adjei K. Lawson, Vice President, CCG; Rev Drril GK Fayose, Secretary General, CCG; Bishop Philip Naameh, President, GCBC; Rev. Lazarus Anondee, general secretary of the GCBC, said both bodies were deeply concerned about the threat of terrorist attacks against religious gatherings in the country.
He thanked and appreciated the National Security for its prompt appeals to the citizens of the country for caution.
The press release urges them to continue to be vigilant, especially at the country’s borders.
He noted that National Security has ensured they are aware of things and called on member churches to ensure adequate security measures in places of worship.
They pleaded with all churches to set up safety committees with experts who can educate church members on safety awareness.
The statement advised churches to also set up security cameras to monitor everyone who entered and around their premises.
“Additionally, we are calling on members who own homes and shops to be careful who rents them out,” he added.
He said the leaders of the CCG and GCBC were saddened by the clash between the youths and the police in Nkoranza in the Bono Est region on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, which resulted in the death of one person and several others injured. .
The statement said they heard numerous media reports that questioned the professionalism of the police department in such cases and noted similar instances that took place in the recent past.
He assured the good citizens of Ghana that they would arrange a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to air the concerns of the citizens.
The statement encouraged all Ghanaians to always trust in the rule of law and never to take justice into their own hands but to continue to pray for peace for the nation.