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Africa West Area Leaders host the media on Covid-19 Pandemic in Ghana.

Elder Edward Dube, First Counsellor in the Africa West Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Elder John Attah Koranteng, an Area Seventy in the Africa West Area on 28th May, 2020 hosted journalists from four media houses in Ghana at the Africa West Area Offices. The journalists had requested a meeting with Church leaders to talk about the Covid-19 Pandemic in the Area.


Responding to their questions, Elder Edward Dube thanked the government of Ghana for the excellent safety measures put in place to safeguard the lives of her citizens. As a Church, he said, ‘’We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring and sustaining the law.’’ He therefore called on members of the Church and the public to adhere strictly to government’s directives in order to win the fight against the corona virus pandemic. He urged everyone to regularly wash their hands with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds, use alcohol-based sanitizers, maintain social distancing as prescribed, wear face masks where necessary and to properly dispose of used tissues face masks.

On the issue of reopening worship centers and businesses in the country, Elder John Attah Koranteng called for caution. He stated, "We must not put unnecessary pressure on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to lift the restrictions placed on public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities. Let us trust the government and the process. At the right time, the restrictions will be lifted.’’ He then called on religious leaders to pray and exercise faith in the country’s leadership.

Elder Koranteng also advised against stigmatizing those who have recovered from the disease. ‘’No one is immune against covid-19. It could affect any of us’’.

The interview session also afforded the journalists the opportunity to get to know more about the Church. Beyonce Diamond kpogli of Modern Ghana Online said being in the Church’s premises and listening to the responses from the Church leaders had cleared the wrong notions she had about the Church. Aikins Adjei, a reporter of Pink Fm said he was impressed with the level of cleanliness in the Church, as even the Church’s branch in the farming community of Sankobenease, where he is from is well maintained.

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