The Ghana Police Service has reminded everyone that the law against disseminating predictions is still in effect, especially religious organizations.
It forbids the public dissemination of apocalypse predictions, especially those that foresee fatalities, injury, or other circumstances that could destabilize social order.
The Ghana Police issued a fresh warning about sharing prophecies
In a statement released this Tuesday morning, the Police establish December 27 each year as the Prophecy Communication Compliance Day.
This is to create a safe, secure atmosphere free of fear from prophecies of impending injury, danger, or death. The Police attacked religious groups a year ago for bombarding the public with warnings of impending doom and tragedy meant to befall specific people.
They cited the law prohibiting such notifications and warning offenders of arrest and prosecution. The move cleaned up the religious environment in the nation for the first time, and watch night rituals, in particular, were free of the contentious predictions of injury and death.
"One year ago today, on December 27, 2021, the Ghana Police Service called attention to the law surrounding the transmission of predictions and requested compliance with the law to maintain ongoing security and law and order in the nation.
"We would like to thank the general public, especially religious organizations, for their cooperation throughout the period by exercising caution.
This is due to awareness of the law and adopting methods of informing individuals affected of prophecies permissible under the law.
"This has significantly aided in fostering an atmosphere in which people can openly declare their faith without worry or concern for their safety or survival.
"Ghana genuinely appreciates the religious community's and its leaders' patriotic perception of the situation.
"As the year 2022 is almost over, we want to implore the general public, especially faith-based organizations, to guarantee ongoing conformity with the law regarding the broadcast of predictions.
The statement was signed by Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Director of Public Affairs.
"Let us remember that while we have the right to practice our beliefs in religion, freedom of worship, and speech, this right must not be practiced in contravention of the rights of others or the public interest," he stated.
He also wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.