‘There is no Ban on marriage ceremonies’ – Oppong Nkrumah.
The Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has clarified the ban on social restrictions announced by the President on his recent address.
Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah stated that, marriage ceremony is not part of the restrictions rather, he says the social activity of parties and receptions associated with occasions such as funerals but marriage ceremony has not been banned.
He also stated that marriage ceremonies held in churches and mosques could commence if there is a strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocols.
The Minister of Information, made this clarification today, February 2, at a press briefing on the Covid-19 response in the country.
“The president did not ban burial service because the activity of burial, we actually encourage to go on… What is banned in the funeral where typically in the Ghanaian community we will all gather, shake hands, announcement of people, then they’ll call for a song, people will come and dance, where there is a little party associated with it. That is what has been banned,” he explained.
“In the same way, when it comes to marriage, what the president has said is that, what in Ghana we call wedding, the full-blown wedding where we have a big party with a reception and people dancing and people eating, sitting at reception tables, etc., that is what has been banned,” he added.
“We’ve got a lot of requests about so what if somebody is having a church service, which is allowed, and they choose to bless their marriage there as part of the church service. I’m not sure that is what has been banned. It’s the wedding. The full-blown wedding with its reception and social activity associated with it is what has been banned,” Mr. Oppong-Nkrumah explained further.