Chieftaincy, land disputes unchristian – Primate

The Right Reverend S. K. Adofo, Primate of Brotherhood Church has described the numerous protracted chieftaincy and land disputes in some parts of the country as unchristian.

He has, therefore, stressed the need for those involved in such disputes to reconcile for the sake of God and live in peace as one people to facilitate the socio-economic and spiritual progress of the society and the nation at large.

Primate Adofo was speaking at the closing session on –National Integration, The Role of the Church- at the 36th National Delegates Conference of the Church in Kumasi on Sunday.

The three-day conference which was on the theme: “Harvesters 2009 and beyond” was attended by over 560 delegates from Ghana, the United Kingdom (UK), Togo, and Benin.

He said The Church would not relent in its efforts to preach peace, love and unity, adding that divided people cannot achieve any meaningful development, no matter the situation.

Touching on the Church and Taxation, the Spiritual Leader said it was undeniable fact that taxes were for national development.

He said it therefore stands to reason that the Church workers who receive allowances or salaries pay taxes but stressed that net income solicited from people who have already been taxed should be tax exempt.

“These incomes, he said, could be considered as charity or monies used by the Church to support educational, health, orphanages and other church programmes and activities in the society.”

Primate Adofo, who touched on child labour and trafficking, said

these were social problems which needed attention to alleviate the deplorable image of the children who grow impoverished, uneducated and under total neglect.

He pointed out, “it is a problem that needed the prime concern of all well-meaning Ghanaians because the pride of a nation depended greatly on the quality of its young people”.

He announced that this year’s Pastoral Board Retreat of the Church would be held at Tema from August 28 to 30 and would be climaxed with a joint service in Accra and Tema on August 30.

Source: GNA

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