Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso is the President of the GPCC

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has described the lifting of three week lockdown on Accra and other parts of the country as a welcoming move.

The GPCC, in a statement Monday, said easing the restrictions is “quite encouraging especially for many Ghanaians who are in the informal sector of the economy.”

“The Council is however appealing to all Ghanaians not to take this relaxation of the lockdown for granted but should to continue to observe strictly the measures rolled out by government to minimise or stop the spread of the virus,” GPCC said.

President Akufo-Addo announced on Sunday the lockdown on Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi will be lifted starting Monday, April 20.

Public gatherings including parties, funerals, clubs and beaches remain banned.  “All educational facilities, private and public, are to remain closed,” Akufo-Addo said.

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council also expressed worry, saying that “many Ghanaians are not taking these measures meant to protect us, especially the Social Distancing protocols…”

They called on all Ghanaians to cooperate with government to defeat the new coronavirus.

Read their full statement below