President Akufo-Addo has joined Ghanaians to fast and pray for God's intervention as the country and the world battles the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
Ghana has so far confirmed 53 cases with 2 deaths.
The president declared the national exercise during his third national address over the weekend to update citizens on measures taken to tackle the outbreak of the disease in the country,
In that address on Saturday, March 21, 2020, President Akufo-Addo pleaded with Ghanaians to pray whilst adhering to the measures outlined to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
“Whilst we continue to adhere to these measures and ramp up our efforts to defeat this virus, I urge all of us also to seek the face of the Almighty. So on Wednesday, 25th March 2020, I appeal to all Ghanaians – Christians and Muslims to observe a national day of fasting and prayer. Let us pray to God to protect our nation and save us from this pandemic,” he said.
The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs which is spearheading the exercise has already issued a guide for Christians and prayer points.
In the notice, it said, “fasting is a call for national prayer and repentance. If a nation is in trouble, a prayerful and repentant response by Christians and other God-fearing people is always appropriate.”