By Augustine Ehikioya
Reviewing situation in last one year, the Ghana Police Service has urged faith based organizations to continue to communicate prophesies to those affected in line with the existing law.
The Service noted that faith based organizations, in the last one year, have adopted legally acceptable means of communicating prophecies to those affected.
A statement issued by the Director, Ghana Police Public Affairs, Chief Superintendent of Police, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), also said that the Police Service has adopted 27th December of each year as the Prophecy Communication Compliance Day.
It said “A year ago today, December 27, 2021, the Ghana Police Service drew the attention of the general public, especially members of the religious community to the law regarding the communication of prophecies and urged compliance to the law to ensure continuous security and law and order in the country.
“We wish to commend the public, particularly religious groups, for their cooperation over the period by being circumspect and conscious of the law and adopting legally acceptable means of communicating prophecies to those affected.
The statement said that the law has contributed greatly in creating an environment where people are able to freely profess their faith without unnecessary anxiety and fear of impending harm or death.
It added “Ghana is indeed grateful to the religious leaders in particular and the religious community as a whole for their patriotic understanding of the situation.”
Urging them to continue in the same manner, it said “As the year 2022 draws to a close, we wish to once again entreat the general public, especially faith-based groups to ensure continuous compliance with the law as it relates to the communication of prophecies.
“Let us continue to remember that whereas we have the right to practise our faith in religion, freedom of worship and speech, this right must not be exercised in violation of the rights of others and the public interest.
“As part of sustaining the gains made so far, the Police Service has adopted 27th December of each year as the Prophecy Communication Compliance Day.
“This day is being set aside to remind all of us, to practice our faith within the confines of the law to ensure a safe, secure environment, free of anxiety generated from predictions of impending harm, danger, or death.
“We wish to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year,” it stated.