Police cautions Ghanaians to be minded by the laws of Ghana in their daily expression of faith and religious beliefs

The Ghana Police Service has sent a caution to Ghanaians with regards to the expression of their faith and religious beliefs.

According to the Ghana Police Service, all citizens must be minded by the laws of Ghana in their daily expression of faith and religious beliefs  to ensure the peaceful co-existence of all.

The country’s law enforcement agency made this statement following a meeting held between faith based organizations and top officials of the Ghana Police Service.

POLICE INTERACT WITH HEADS OF RELIGIOUS AND FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS

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The Police Administration today, 25th October, 2021, met with heads of religious and faith-based organisations to deliberate on the topic: Religion and the Law.

The meeting which was called at the behest of the Inspector-General of Police was aimed at highlighting the rights and limitations of the religious community within the confines of the law.

The moderator for the event was Prof. Margaret Ivy Amoakohene, a member of the Council of State. Lawyer Ace Ankomah and Lawyer Sampson Lardy Anyenini Were resource persons.

Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, Inspector-General of Police, presided at the meeting, which was attended by members of the Police Management Board, (POMAB), representatives of the Christian Council of Ghana, Office of the Chief Imam, Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference, Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Council of Independent Churches and the National Association of Christian and Charismatic Churches.

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Issues discussed include the provisions of the Constitution relating to freedom of religion, the church/mosque as a corporate entity, criminal offences that may be committed by religious bodies or their appointees and possible human rights abuses.

Other issues discussed were spirituality and requirements of evidence as required by the court, religious doctrines that contravene provisions of the Constitution and the general enforcement of the law.

The Police Administration wishes to thank Rev. Prof Frimpong Manso and his team for coordinating the program. We are also grateful to the moderator and resource persons for sharing their rich experiences. Finally, we thank all members of the religious community who attended the event.

We wish to urge all members of the general public to be minded by the laws of Ghana in their daily expression of faith and religious beliefs to ensure the peaceful co-existence of all.

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SOURCE : Coverghana.com.gh

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