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Critical News, 29th August 2010

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 29, 2010

Hmm, Christians are very upset this week, when they heard that a group of armed robbers had raided a church after hours and tried to steal cars from the pastors.  Now we hear they are going to make a special petition to the President that Pastors be allowed to bear arms to protect themselves from armed robbers.  Not to protect the Congregation, they are protected by the Holy Spirit and the Pastors have to stay alive to protect them.  Hmmm! Read the rest of this entry »

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The Business of Faith

Posted by Business in Ghana on August 14, 2009

The Church business is probably the fastest-growing business in Ghana today.

All over Accra, huge church buildings are going up to serve as homes to growing churches and to bear silent witness to how much money preachers can summon from our suffering masses. Today, as in the days gone by, our religious leaders have a lot of sway in our lives.

To illustrate this, let me remind you of something that happened in an Accra court last week. According to a Ghana News Agency report, one Boatema had been involved in a business transaction that had led to accusations of her pocketing, or in her case, tying some other peoples’ money at the end of her “ntoma”. According to the GNA, “When the case was called, Boatema resurfaced but could hardly walk. Pastor Ovia who accompanied her to court said Boatema was receiving prayers and treatment at his church…”.

Arthur Kobina Kennedy

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