Christian Council in coma after Opuni grabbed appointments - NPP Member
Member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and public Interest Analyst, Charles McCarthy has chided the Christian Council of Ghana for sitting aloof without making its voice heard on national issues.
According to him, the Council was quite vociferous until its former General Secretary, Rev. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong was given a government appointment, culminating in the current comatose state of the council.
Describing the council as hypocritical, he said current happenings in the country that has shaken the political foundations of the country have gone unnoticed to the Christian Council of Ghana, a situation he explained on Accra based Agoo Television and monitored by MyNewsGh.com as surprising.
“The Christian Council of Ghana was very loud and vociferous. Its former General Secretary, Kwabena Opuni Frimpong was one of the loudest clergymen in the country. But ever since he got a government appointment, he has gone quiet and the council sees nothing wrong in this government and the country” he argued.
He believes the time has come for the president and government to allow the clergy and civil society organizations to play their watchdog role by refraining from giving them appointments in government.
Immediate past General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, a week ago disclosed how he is helping Ghanaians, by agreeing to serve on some boards under the current NPP government.
The move according to the cleric is one that gives him the opportunity to offer advice to the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Finance Minister of the country, Ken Ofori-Atta.
Taking his turn on ’21 minutes with KKB’, Rev. Opuni-Frimpong said he had taken the decision to help Ghana by serving on the advisory board of the Ministry of Finance.
“We’re all Ghanaians and at any point in time we may be invited to help and so, yes, I serve on one or two government boards that provide some advice to the President and then some ministers of state,” he told host Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng.