Churches in Sek/Tadi hold services amidst strong safety protocols
Though a lot of churches remained closed on Sunday, June 7,2020, in the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis, for not being able to meet the COVID 19 protocols,a few of the churches also held services with “strict adherence to the measures put in place”.
Thermometer guns, veronica buckets, sanitary items , and isolation rooms were readily available for members to use .
One of such churches is the Grace Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church at Effiakuma where seats were numbered and full details of members were taken after going through all the measures before entering the church auditorium.
Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Paul Henry Gyani told Skyy News that the church has health professionals who planned on measures to put in place way before the announcement by the President to ease the ban came.
“We have a lot of health professionals made up of nurses, Doctors, and Pharmacists in the church, and they were assembled to plan ahead even before the president’s announcement,” he disclosed.
According to him, two church services were held with the required limited number of 100, adding that church service was held within an hour, and all the chairs were sanitised before and after the first service.
“Every church member has been provided with water, and free nose mask was given to any member who came without one,” the Head Pastor, who is also the Vice President of the Assemblies of God Church Ghana, said.
The situation was not different at the Word of Glory International Church at Sekondi Bakaekyir where members were educated on COVID 19 before the start of the service.
The Head Pastor, Rev.Tobias Abaka told Skyy News that people have been prevented from entering the church for not coming with a nose mask. He said they respect the President, and therefore don’t want members to go home from church with the disease, hence the provision of all the sanitary items at the church.
“We spent a lot of money for the sanitary items. Also the church is not there for profit, and so whatever we have to do physically to ensure the safety of members, will be done,” the man of God told our News Team.
Other places that our team visited were Reapers Chapel at West Fijai, the Sekondi Methodist Church, Abundant Grace Church at Anaji, and Be Fruitful Church at Kwasimintim.
Story by: Nana Yaw Kumi/Skyy News/Takoradi.