The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana has said the Council will not be able to enforce the protocols set by government once the churches reopen for service from June 7.
Reverend Cyril Fayoose said the Christian Council is not a regulatory body so it would not be able to enforce a lot of things that we’re saying.
“The things we are going to do are to educate our members and member churches to educate their members on how to adhere to them,” he said told Kojo Yankson on the Super Morning Show, Tuesday.
He said the Council is praying that churches adhere to the guidelines set for their reopening.
“But enforcement is beyond the Christian Council to do at this point,” he said.
The General Secretary added that what they can do includes a system where churches peer review each other on how each colleague’s church is adhering to the guidelines.
“We are going to encourage peer review encouraging colleagues to visit other member churches to see whether they are adhering to those regulations and encourage them too but apart from that it would be extremely difficult to police these guidelines.”
“The only protection that they can provide for member churches as they prepare to reopen is to continue to encourage that member churches to protect themselves by adhering to the guidelines.
“That is the best protection we can give them. If you follow them strictly you should be fine,” he said.