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COVID-19: You have taken my right to worship – Tackie-Yarboi to Gov’t


The Presiding Bishop of Victory Bible Church International Bishop Tackie-Yarboi says the continues decision by government to prevent Christians from worshipping in churches is an infringement on their right.

According to him, the right to worship is guaranteed by the constitution and nothing must be allowed to impede it.

President Akufo-Addo, through emergency powers, granted by Parliament, has placed a ban on public gathering including churches and schools following the coronavirus pandemic. The move is part of several measures government has adopted to control the spread of the killer bug in Ghana.

Speaking to Bola Ray on Starr Chat, the popular preacher said churches are capable of protecting their members if they are allowed to go back to worship.

“I’m advocating for the ban on churches to be lifted because my freedom of worship has been taking away from me,” he said.

He also noted he is against the use of lockdown as a strategy in fighting covid-19.

“I’m not for lockdown, lockdown is not the best option”.

Meanwhile, 220  new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana pushing the countries case count to 6,486 from 6,269 as of the last update by the Ghana Health Service on Wednesday.

The number of recoveries has also jumped to 1,951 from 1,898 while the death toll remains at 31.

Below are details of the regional breakdown

Greater Accra Region – 4,699

Ashanti Region – 988

Central Region – 287

Western Region – 195

Eastern Region – 106

Western North Region – 57

Volta Region – 44

Northern Region – 34

Oti Region – 26

Upper East Region – 26


Source: Ghana/

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