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General News of Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Campaign for better security at churches begins amid terror scare

National Association of Christian and Charismatic Churches has launched a campaign to get churches across the country to scale up their internal security in the wake of terrorism scare.

Spokesperson on Security for the association, Bishop Addae Mensah, said the perception that just anyone must be admitted into a church building because ‘it is a house of God’ must be relaxed.

“The Burkina Faso attack happened because most of the churches there did not have adequate security. I think [Ghanaian] churches now have to set up Security Ministry like they have the Ushers Ministry,” he said.

Bishop Addae Mensah made the call Tuesday on current affairs programme, PM Express, on the Joy News channel on MultiTV.

“I believe the first thing is education because when we talk about security matters, over the years, we’ve really not taken it seriously. I believe now we need to conscientise our people through education and give them an orientation about security matters,” he said.

He said churches may also begin stopping suspicious people entering their premises as part of measures to stem a possible attack and appealed to the public to cooperate.

”Wisdom is security. The Bible says wisdom is defence,” he stressed.