“Don’t politicize fight against Covid-19” – GPCC cautions

The General Secretary of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev Barrigah has called on all political parties to rally their support behind government to win the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic in the country.

 According to him, the virus knows no political party, colour, race, rich nor poor person but it attacks you as long as you are a human being therefore “we should not politicise the matter rather to unite in fighting the pandemic as Ghanaians.”

“It is rather unfortunate some are still practicing politics with the current crisis because the virus does not know National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP) among other political parties, the virus can infect anybody and everybody so we must take politics out of this and come together to fight as Ghanaians and one people,” he stressed.

Intensify Public Education

Speaking to GPCC News Team in an interview, the General Secretary noted that Ghanaians should keep their faith steadfast in the Lord because, the situation is not out of control and believe the Lord is in control as Christ is seated on His throne and fighting for His children 

“I believe that, within the shortest possible time the Lord will take away this pandemic and we will return to our normal way of life,” he encouraged.

Commenting on the protocols Ghanaians should observe, he pointed out that, some are joking with this thing by using “akpeteshie”, a local dry gin to rub their hands but that is not what they should use, rather use hand sanitiser and avoid hand shaking.

To intensify public education on the pandemic, the General Secretary urged government to intensify public education on the basic precautionary measures such as social distancing, cleaning hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitiser among other measures to protect the lives of Ghanaians from this pandemic.

“The public education should be in the various local languages that Ghanaians can understand because of the high illiteracy rate of Ghanaians in the Country,” Rev. Barrigah advised.

He indicated that, most people do not understand what the educational materials say, therefore they should be translated into the local languages. 



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