Founder and head pastor of International God’s Way Church, Bishop Obinim has reportedly shut down all branches of his church over his inability to adhere to COVID-19 protocols due to larger congregations size.
Though the deadly pandemic’s rate of infection in the country has practically dropped, there is still fear worldwide of a second wave which may even be greater than the 1st wave.
Recently, Naa Ashorkor and Black Star’s striker, Jordan Ayew tested positive for the novel Corona Virus and it raises alarm about the virus still dwelling in our midst. With this, Public places like banks, schools, and churches are entreated to follow all protocols if they want to continue operations.
The wearing of nose masks, washing and sanitizing of hands, and most of all social distancing are to be enforced in these places, and as such churches with massive numbers are to break down services into various parts to see to social distancing.
Well, According to reports, Obinim – whose church holds a record of being one of the churches with the biggest congregation in ghana – is having problems dealing with social distancing hence has decided to shut them down not to violate and have problems with the government.
A reliable source who is a junior pastor of bishop Obinim revealed the man of God said: “The rules are too much for IGWC, Obinim, and fans, we can’t adhere to them”
“We don’t want to have any issues with the government. If I want to go by the protocols I will be conducting a lot of services. First, second, third, and even more than a hundred,” he reportedly added.