Leadership of the Church of Pentecost has been slammed for running the Church as a political party. A youth activist and social commentator, Ivan Innocent Kyei, who bashed the leadership said they are being hypocrites for not speaking to the massive corruption in the country.
His comments come on the back of a 3.9 million pounds initiative launched by the Lands and Natural Resources minister, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, to fight galamsey. According to him, the Church (the entire Christian body in Ghana including the National Peace Council, the Christian Council of Ghana, etc) has failed to speak truth to the political leaders engaging in galamsey but chose to visit the site to pray when they know those engaging in the act.
He says he singled out the Church of Pentecost specifically because it recently organised a conference for stakeholders to find means to get the nation developed whilst it has refused to criticise the rot in the system in plain language.
The Church organised the National Development Conference by inviting stakeholders at its convention centre at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central region Wednesday, July 26, 2023, to discuss how Ghana can develop.
But Ivan Kyei says those who financed the clergy to the galamsey sites some time ago to pray are the very persons involved in the act but the church has refused to point it out to them and rather opt for a development conference to massage the reality instead of the hitting the nail right on the head.
He was speaking on Maakye with Captain Smart Tuesday, August 1, 2023 on Onua TV.