Gabby Otchere-Darko, the right hand man and close relative of President Akufo-Addo has explained the reasons behind some of the decisions taken as far as the measures taken against coronavirus is concerned.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given his usual address to the nation on the measures taken by his government against the spread of coronavirus.
According to the President, until further notice, funerals, parties, weddings, and theatrical performances are banned and all work places must employ the use of virtual platforms.
The President did not place a ban on football gatherings & religious gatherings. He however indicated that the churches, mosques and other places of worship must observe the 2 hour per service and all the Covid-19 protocols strictly.
Many people took to social media to question the reason behind the President’s decision not to place a ban on places of worship.
Explaining the reason behind the exclusion of places of worship from the “ban list,” Gabby Otchere-Darko, a cousin to the President, took to his Facebook page and stated that “the toll of covid-19 and it’s psychological stress should not be downplayed. Churches and other places of worship offer to many, many people a therapeutic haven. You shut them down, you worsen the toll on society.”