The head pastor of the Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC), Rev. Ransford Obeng has charged persons in leadership positions to 'guard their zips' against the contagious plague of sexual immorality seemingly becoming a norm among affluent persons of influence in society.
Rev. Obeng gave the admonition while interacting with journalists ahead of this
weekend’s mammoth annual spiritual encounter with Pastor Mensah Otabil at the
churches Ayigya Headquarters.
His comments come on the back of the National Security Minister, Kan Dapaah's leaked video containing compromising conversations between him and his extramarital lover.
Rev. Obeng indicated that the video that has gone viral should sound a signal of caution to national leaders engaged in similar embarrassing sexual escapades outside their marriages.
"It is a wakeup call to all of us in leadership positions not only politicians but pastors that let us be very careful and my advice is that every leader should know how to close his zip."
“I am advising Ghanaian leaders, pastor’s prophets, political leaders, lecturers, professors, police, civil servants and persons in leadership roles anywhere. Let us learn to close our zips. If you are married be married. If you are single, close your zip until you get married full stop,” pastor Ransford stressed without mincing words.
Asked for his opinion on how such a case should be dealt with Rev. Ransford Obeng said that in other cultures Mr. Kan Dapaah would have advised himself, “but in Ghana our culture has not grown to that extent.”
He was however worried if care was not taken, the values of monogamous marriages
and faithfulness to spouses will be lost on the younger generation.
He cautioned; “We must set a good example for the children that are following
otherwise a time will come, our children will accept it as the norm that you can marry but after marriage, you can do any other thing and get other concubines which is not a normal thing. Let’s call a spade a spade.”
The churches annual January Conference with Pastor Mensah Otabil has amassed a
regional affair with huge crowds of people including Muslims trooping in their
numbers to the church to catch a word for the year.
At this year’s conference, Rev. Obeng outlined is aimed at equipping congregants and participants with keys they will need to be successful in their spiritual and physical lives in the next decade.