Members of Ghana’s parliament has reasoned together on the need to pass a low which governs all pastors, churches in Ghana and those preying on the gullibility of the public.
They believe its about time, the state steps up with legislation to curb on what they described as abuse of congregants especially by one man churches.
Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, Honourable Ebenezer Nartey shared his plight with the house.
“Mr Speaker, you are Reverend Minister yourself, and I believe strongly that you have been monitoring our TVs and radio stations and we all see the attitudes and behaviour of some pastors and some churches,” he said.
Sharing a personal experience, he said some of the pastors are destroying people.
“Sometimes, we ask ourselves is this indeed, Christianity? Mr Speaker, you will see a 60-year-old man or woman being asked to carry 50 kilograms of cement in the name of deliverance, water, bottled water is being sold in the churches for ¢2000, ¢3000 in the name of deliverance. Meanwhile, the same person cannot even get ¢200 to go Korle Bu to find what is wrong with him or her.
“Mr Speaker, it is time that this House will take a decision to see how best we will be able to calm down on some of these churches,” he stated.