One-man churches forearmed with loudspeakers proliferate in Ghanas fast-growing capital. But as the city gets noisier, occupants are fighting back
” If you flout the statutes of God, the serpent will burn you. Satan will exhaust you ,” screams Apostle Michael Sarfo at a major street intersection in Ghana’s capital, Accra. He urges for five hours every weekday morning, with a load of speakers enlarging his evangelism. Passersby stop to receive devotions and boons, some flinging their fund provides from moving cars.
In Accra, you are never far from religious speeches. According to one gues, there are approximately 10 faiths per sq km, and open-air advocate, whether on forms of public transport, in bus terminals or at street intersections, is commonplace.
The population of Greater Accra was about 4 million in 2010, but the city’s rapid growth means that multitude is expected to reach nearly 10 million by 2037. And as local populations increases and the city get noisier, inhabitants are becoming more willing to fight back- ensuing in a rise in interference complaints.
Sarfo has been preaching at this intersection with his speaker system for the past four years. He says he used to be a lot louder but lowered his ranks after people grumbled. He belief those who complain about the interference are not true Christians.