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Ghanaians besiege Black Star Square ahead of Pastor Chris crusade

The Black Star Square in Accra, Ghana’s capital, is almost filled to capacity ahead of tonight’s much publicized crusade by the popular Nigerian televangelist, Chris Oyakilome, of the Christ Embassy Church.

radioxyzonline.com gathers that many Christians who have thronged the place from other parts of the country are already jostling for sitting positions for the programme which starts at 4pm today.

Pastor Chris, as he is popularly known, is widely followed by Christians in the West African country, through his television sermons.

Meanwhile, the Greater Accra Regional Police Command has served notice that certain roads in Accra will be closed to traffic temporarily today, February 5 ahead of the ‘Night of Bliss’ event at the Black Star square.

The roads which will be closed from midday include the 28th February road at the CEPS Headquarters traffic light, Starlets ‘91’ road, at the Ministries traffic light, Castle Road, at AU Circle towards the State House, Starlet ‘91’ road from Osu Cemetery traffic light to the Black Star square and Labone Junction towards Osu.

The rest are: Osu traffic light towards the Cross roads, Otoo Kofi Street behind the Cross roads and Lokko road.

A statement released by the Public Relations office of the Police Command requested motorists to observe the arrangements and plan for alternative routes before embarking on their respective journeys.


It added that Police personnel will be positioned at vantage points to assist with traffic direction and diversions for a successful event.


As part of smooth vehicular movement the following areas have been earmarked as car parks for the event.

Afua Sutherland Children’s Park
Arts Centre/Hearts Park
Riveria Drive
Cocoa Affairs/Old Court
Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
Biaden Powell
Hockey Stadium
Rawlings Park
City Car park
Osekan Car Park.

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