We’re working hard to implement security measures at our places of worship

We’re working hard to implement security measures at our places of worship

The Christian Council of Ghana has assured that it is liaising with its members to ensure the safety of churches in the country following a caution from the Ministry of National Security starting that Ghana is a possible target for a terrorist attack.

The council explains that all churches under its umbrella have been urged to take steps to protect the lives of their members in the wake of the threat, and regular training is being done in this regard.

Rev Dr Cyril Fayose, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, said all church members must look out for each other during this period.

He said among other things that churches have been advised to build fence walls around their premises and also have their ushers trained to spot irregular behaviour.

“We have trained many of our member churches on exactly what to do. Some of the things required are having a fence around your premises and making it gated Also have security guards and train the ushers to be able to identify strange persons and objects within the premises,” he said.

Also, the spokesperson to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, says mosques are being urged to install CCTV cameras and also hire the services of security analysts to give insights into security happenings within the community in which they operate.

“We have urged mosques and management committees to consider the use of CCTVs in the mosques. One other measure is to consider hiring security personnel to guard the mosques and engage the services of security analysts who from time to time will give them updates on what is happening within the community,” he said.

 National Security Ministry last week called on religious groups to be extra vigilant as they may be targets for terrorist attacks amidst intelligence that Ghana is at risk of an attack.

The announcement has driven many institutions to put in place extra security measures to stay safe.

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