The Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has questioned the basis of prosecution of leaders of Christ Embassy Church for organising an even that has the potential of super-spreading COVID-19 in the country, a cause championed by civil society group, OccupyGhana.
The Ghana police service was after the leadership of the Christ Embassy Church in Accra for organising a mass youth event at the Fantasy Dome, Trade Fair Centre in Accra in total disregard for COVID-19 protocols.
A statement from the police on Sunday said, the youth event was ”in flagrant disregard of COVID-19 protocols”, adding that the leaders are being sought after for questioning as well as management of the event facility.
The event has been roundly condemned by Ghanaians, especially on social media.
In condemning the event, OccupyGhana said, ”The government must answer to Ghanaians whether or not this event was held on its blind side, and if so, how was that possible? Was the police present at the event, and if so, why? Were government officials invited and were they present? Were the venue owners present, and did they take any steps to prevent or stop this?
While the authorities investigates this matter, we call on the government to immediately stop any further meetings and apply the law on COVID-19 protocols to the organisers of this event to the fullest extent possible.”
Reacting to the statement from OccupyGhana, Sammy Gyamfi wrote on his Twitter timeline, ”Where was OccupyGhana when politicians were gathering thousands during the 2020 election campaign in breach of Covid-19 protocols.”
When was the last time these hypocrites visited pubs, nightclubs and markets in the country? Or is it the case that the church is a soft target?”
The organisers of the mass Christian gathering held at the Dome have been arrested.
Where was Occupy Ghana when Politicians were gathering thousands during the 2020 election campaign, in breach of COVID protocols. When was the last time these hypocrites visited pubs, night clubs and markets in the country? Or is it the case that the church is a soft target?— Sammy Gyamfi (@SammyGyamfi2017) May 2, 2021