Churches putting themselves in tax man’s lane – Akufo-Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the call for churches to be taxed is “understandable” because of the wealth-acquiring posture of some churches in recent times.

Speaking at a synod of the Global Evangelical Church at the University of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo criticised the wealth-grabbing nature of some churches and admonished them to preach Christ and return to charity rather than prosperity.

He said: “The difficult truth is that once you get into the wealth and prosperity sphere, you necessarily slip into the tax and accounting.

“When you step out of the charity sphere, out of education, health care, you are putting yourself in the line of the tax man”.

He said the church in the past, “preached and practiced” what it preached, but some churches today only “compete to show who is more powerful and rich”, adding that: “Some of the churches appear to forget about the poor and vulnerable.”

Nana Akufo-Addo also expressed worry about noise pollution during church service.

“These days, churches have been keeping whole communities awake night after night through blaring microphones, drumming and playing instruments at disturbing levels.”

Source: Class FM


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