General News of 2014-02-04

Imposition of taxes is not the answer – Moderator

The Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has urged the government to cut down on waste, fight graft and find a more efficient way of doing things to turn the economy around.

He said the imposition of taxes was not the solution to the prevailing economic challenges, and warned that this could only worsen the plight of the people.

The Rt. Rev. Prof Martey, who was speaking at the induction service for the newly-elected Chairperson of the Sekyere Presbytery, the Rev. Ernest Odame Asare, at Asante-Mampong, rallied the church to lead the fight against corruption.

He encouraged Christians to fearlessly expose and speak against corrupt practices in the society.

The Moderator said they should refuse to either roll over or be intimidated by insults, threats and name calling.

Mr. Addai Nimoh, Member of Parliament (MP) for Mampong, praised the church for its significant contribution to the nation’s development in the areas of education, health and spiritual growth.

He called for continued partnership between the church and the state to bring progress to the people.

Rev. Asare pledged to work hard to spread the gospel and purge society of social evils.