EPA to Ban All Churches in Ghana From Operating After 6 PM ‘Cos They Disturb Too Much
In view of the excessive noise many churches make in Ghana, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – a body dedicated to improving, conserving and promoting the country’s environment and striving for environmentally sustainable development with sound, efficient resource management etc. – has decided to ban all Churches in Ghana from operating after 6 o’clock pm.
According to a statement released by the agency, “there are more than a few churches in Ghana that disturb the peace of people living close by.” This, as claimed by the statement, has increased the deaf rate in Ghana, which is very worrying.
The statement further stated that “any church that will operate after 6 o’clock pm will be dealt with drastically,” as this is to curb noise pollution from the countless churches in Ghana and also to reduce the increasing deaf rate in the country.
As maintained by EPA, the noise produced by some churches in Ghana are more than that of a recording studio; and it’s in view of this that the agency has come up with this measure.
However, the Head Pastor of International Godsway Ministries, Bishop Daniel Obinim, has condemned the move by EPA.
According to the man of God, this is so uncalled for because they (churches) make noise as a way of praising the LORD. “The devil is using this agency to put an end to the work of God but that’s impossible. We’ll continue making noise till thy Kingdom come – and as for the time, we’ll operate whenever we like,” the Bishop angrily stated.
“How do these people expect us to make money? Don’t they know we make enough money from our evening services than the day ones? They should come again because we won’t heed to this call,” he added.