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General News Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Blame media for political categorisation of pastors - Korankye Ankrah

The Apostle General of Royal House Chapel International Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah has blamed the media for the political categorisation of preachers in the country.

According to him, the media always take the sensational part of statements made by some preachers which always put the pastors in a bad light.

"Our colleagues have cried about it. Dr Agyinasare has cried recently and he said the journalists must stop... I think that the problem has been with you, our sons – the journalists.

"Our nation is so polarised that the media is polarised as well...so, everybody is writing something to create sensationalism...depending upon where you belong,” Rev. Korankye Ankrah told Bola Ray, host of Starr Chat Wednesday.

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He added: "I think that you journalists must help us, you have work to do in that area. Your reportage must be fair and balanced and don't [create] the impression that this preacher speaks for this political party, he's a friend to this person, it's not very helpful," Rev Korankye Ankrah said.

The 56-year-old preacher added that the culture in Ghana makes it difficult for pastors to openly declare their support for a political party unlike how it is done freely in the Western world.

"Our culture and our traditions will not permit us…It is not wise and prudent for us to do so because I am pastoring a mixed multitude – a congregation of NDC, NPP [members]...Ashantis, Ewes, Gas – all mixed, so, you need to be very careful if, as a leader, you would come to make such utterances, such statements. I think I will advise against it."

Source: Starrfmonline.com
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