Find common ground to resolve issues with E-Levy: GPCC urges Majority, Minority

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on the Majority and Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) to find a common ground to resolve the issues concerning the introduction of the electronic transaction levy (E-Levy).

That, it said, would ensure that the country moved on with its development agenda.

The President of the GPCC, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso, said this in an interview after the opening of the 53rd Annual Conference of Heads of Churches and Organisations at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region last Wednesday.

The four-day conference is on the theme: “Defending the Christian Faith in Contemporary Times”.

Compromise

“Ghana needs money to work, so let us all do our best to make sure that the nation works. If E-Levy will work, the opposition and the Majority should come to a compromise, so let us not entrench ourselves as if it is political tension and battle, and one party will win,” he said.

Already, he said, the fight by the Majority and Minority MPs in the House last year was one of the most shameful incidents in the history of the country, and should not happen again.

“It has happened twice in this Parliament and should not happen again,” he said.

Corruption

Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso expressed concern about corruption in the country, especially when 70 per cent of the population were Christians.

He wondered how the Church, as the body of Christ, could defend the Christian faith in a morally degenerating and corrupt society where the lack of fear of God and the love for money was reaching the tipping point.

He explained that defending the Christian faith went beyond mere slogans, condemnation and militancy but “allowing our light to shine in every dark area of our private and public life and allowing our salt to season and stop the rot in every sphere of our national life”.

He added that it was an open secret that public sector corruption was the greatest threat to the democracy, development, peace and stability of the country.

“How do we defend the Christian faith when 70 per cent of all monies siphoned illegally from the public purse every year were stolen by Christians who are supposed to be the light and salt of this world?” he asked, admonishing all Christians to first hold themselves accountable and then teach and discipline corrupt people in the society to eschew corruption and petty stealing.

SOURCE

graphiconline.com.gh

Leave A Comment

Related Posts

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE GHANA PENTECOSTAL AND CHARISMATIC COUNCIL AFTER DELIBERATIONS AT THE 2022 CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS HELD AT PENTECOST CONVENTION CENTER, GOMOA FETTEH FROM 1ST TO 4TH FEBRUARY 2022INTRODUCTION

We, members of the National Executive Council (NEC) and Heads of Churches and Organisations of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) at the end of our Annual Conference at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh, having prayed and deliberated on the current state of the Church and our nation Ghana hereby issue the following communiqué for the […]

E-levy: Eschew partisanship, seek consensus building – GPCC to MPs

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is appealing to all Ghanaians, especially, the political parties to exhibit the greatest sense of tolerance in the country’s political discourse, eschewing extreme partisanship and seeking consensus building in all engagements with the ultimate aim of building a peaceful and united Ghana. The call for tolerance comes on the back[…]