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GPCC rejects ‘unacceptable’ church legislation proposal

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GPCC rejects 'unacceptable' church legislation proposal

GPCC rejects ‘unacceptable’ church legislation proposal

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has kicked against a proposal by parliament for the legislation of churches in Ghana.

Parliament, on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 advocated legislation to clamp down on what the chamber termed the abuse of congregants, especially by one-man churches.

In a statement on the floor of the house on the activities of the churches, the MP for Mfantseman Constituency, Mr Ekow Hayford said it was about time the state took drastic action against pastors who abused people’s rights.

He called for legislation and an independent body to manage church activities in the country.

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Contributing to the statement, the MP for Ablekuma Central, Mr Ebenezer Nartey, argued that some pastors do not deserve the title.

He cited instances where some of them distribute lotto numbers, sell paraphernalia at exorbitant prices, among others, as things that should be condemned.

The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye gave the joint committees of Youth, Sports and Culture as well as the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee a one-month ultimatum to investigate and report back to the house, how best to regulate the activities of churches in the country.

However, the National Executive Council of the GPCC has said they are gravely concerned about the Speaker’s call.

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A press statement signed by the General Secretary of the GPCC, Rev Emmanuel Barrigah, issued on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, noted that: “The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council views this as unacceptable and completely rejects the proposal”.

The faith-based organisation with a membership of over 200 Pentecostal and Charismatic Christian church denominations and para-church organisations in Ghana, indicated that Christian bodies in the country are addressing the issues raised by parliament and, therefore, needless for legislators to intervene, since they can deal with the matters by themselves.

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Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghanaian undercover journalist has released the full video of the much anticipated latest exposé dubbed the ‘Corona quacks and thieves in Ghana’.

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The exposé focuses on unveiling fake doctors who have a claim to have a potent cure for the fast-spreading and deadly COVID-19.

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However, the FDA Boss, Delese Mimi Darko was spotted in the said video going round on social media.

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In the Video, Anas was seen in the office of the FDA Boss whom he had gone to meet regarding his inquiry to know whether a supposed COVID-19 tonic was duly registered with the FDA or not.

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(Video) Sammy Gyamfi, Spio-Garbrah, Adongo et al Clash With Security At Tema port

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(Video) Sammy Gyamfi, Spio-Garbrah, Adongo et al Clash With Security At Tema port

It was a chaotic situation at the long room and revenue unit of the Tema port following the visit of some NDC officials including National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi, former Minister for Trade and Industry Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Bolgatanga Central Member of Parliament Isaac Adongo.

The purpose of their visit was to ascertain the difficulties with the newly introduced Integrated Custom Management System (ICUM), also referred to as UNIPASS.

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Since the introduction of this new port-clearing system, which processes documents and payments through one window and intended to depart from the previous system where valuation and classification and risk management and payment were handled by different entities, there has been controversies regarding its efficiency.

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Freight forwarders in particular have complained about some difficulties with the new system.

Some say they are either unable to clear their goods or are unable to clear the goods in good time.

Upon arrival at the long room, Sammy Gyamfi addressed the press on the contingent’s mission and proceeded to introduce members.

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“We came here to engage with the stakeholders and to better understand what the challenges are,” Sammy Gyamfi told journalists.

“We came here to see for ourselves whether the UNIPASS system is working smoothly or it is not working at all.”

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Not long into the address, security men stormed the place and asked them to leave, causing a momentary melee.

The team was compelled to move out of the long room to continue with their address.

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