The Member of Parliament for the North Dayi constituency in the Volta Region, Ms Joycelyn Tetteh has donated items worth millions of Ghana Cedis to the Local Council of Churches in her constituency ahead of resumption of church actives.
The items include; Temperature Guns hand Sanitizers, 13,500 nose masks, Veronica Buckets, liquid soaps, LED streetlights among others.
Even though government has eased the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on social gatherings on Sunday, May 31, 2020, most churches in Ghana especially those in her constituency decided not to rush into assembling for church services until better preparations and proper protective measures are put in place to ensure the safety of congregants.
Addressing the gathering at a short presentation at the constituency capital, the North Dayi Lawmaker explained that her donations was to lend a helping hand to the over 135 churches in her catchment area to meet government directives to religious bodies in respond to cutting down the spread of the novel coronavirus.
“Ghanaians are very religious and gathering of the saints to perform spiritual activities (church services) plays a very pivotal role in Christianity, thus my resolve to support the churches with these personal hygiene items to enable them to observe and practice all the personal safety protocols to ensure COVID-19 Free Church services” Ms. Disclosed.
She therefore, appealed to the religious leaders to at all times observe the World Health Organisation (WHO) protocols in order to protect their members from contracting the disease.
“Your membership is made up of people with different backgrounds and from varied locations and so it is good that you did not rush in opening the churches but have taken time in order to ensure a more secured worship environment to keep your members safe,” the North Dayi MP commended the leadership of the churches which did not rush to reopen churches for service immediately the president announced the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on social gatherings.
Ms. Tetteh thanked the clergy and the leadership of the church for their continuous prayers for the nation and the North Dayi constituency in general.
The presentation ceremony was also used to train and educate pastors and elders from the various churches on how they can effectively implement the protocols so that the church can be the point of reference, for others.
A medical doctor who is also a member of MP’s Covid-19 response team educated the clergy on temperature guns and its usage.
The pastors who took delivery of the items on behalf of their congregations thanked the MP for kind gestures. Saying the supply of the personal hygiene items was timely and a great relief to the church.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH