The Christian Council of Ghana (CGG) is calling on security agencies to train and provide church leaders with basic security tips following recent threats on the lives of some pastors.
Last week, several members of the Ghana Pentecostal and charismatic Council (GPCC) received personal death threats and that of their congregation.
General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, said security agencies must collaborate with pastors to ensure their congregation are educated and provided them information on what to do when there’s an emergency.
Rev. Frimpong was speaking on the AM Show on JOYNEWS on Multi TV earlier today.
He said, “Churches or pastors bring people together. Whether it is evening, Sunday or all-night meetings, workshops and all kinds of programs, they bring hundreds if not thousands of people together. Therefore, there’s the need for education”.
“Pastors must be trained and we should not stop learning. We must get ourselves ready. We can’t hide behind anything so we must do things right,” Rev. Frimpong said.
He said telecommunication networks must also quickly respond to allegations that most of their SIM cards are not registered, hence, criminals find it easy to use their networks to issue threats and foment trouble.
According to Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, “per our laws at the moment, every SIM card must be registered. But we have been that the number being used to spread this threat has not been registered. How come that we now have unregistered numbers in the system?”
He appealed to all Ghanaians and security agencies to champion the safety of all Ghanaians for the peace of the country.