Parliament Bares Teeth at ‘One Man Churches’

May 31, 2019

Members of Parliament have descended heavily on ‘one man’ churches labelling their activities as nuisance to people in areas they operate in and a prey on the vulnerability of their members.

In the view of the lawmakers, it was time the state stepped in with a legislation to clamp down on what they consider to be an abuse of congregants under the clog of religion.

The lawmakers were commenting on a statement made by Member for Mfantseman, Ekow Kwansah Hayford who despite recognising constitutional provisions which guarantee the right to worship said, the state must step in with the institution of an independent body to regulate activities of errant churches. 

According to the Mfantseman lawmaker, research shows that there were more than 10,000 faith based organisations with allegiance to Christianity. 

The growing of Christian religious bodies, he said, had attracted “charlatans and imposters who parade on the street and fill our media space peddling their false wares to unsuspecting Ghanaians.” 

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