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You’re killing Ghanaians with taxes – Methodist bishop to Akufo-Addo

The Bishop of the Sekondi Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt Reverend Daniel De-Graft Brace has hit out at President Akufo-Addo and his government for overburdening Ghanaians with excessive taxes.

Rt De-Graft Brace made the comments at the just-ended 60th annual ‘Synod of the church’ at Dixcove in the Ahanta West Municipality of the Western Region.

The event was under the theme:

“Discipleship: Teaching Everyone to live Like Jesus Christ: The Role of the Holy Spirit.”

The Methodist Bishop accused President Akufo-Addo of breaking his promises he made to Ghanaians in 2016 saying;

“When the then-candidate Akufo Addo, now the President was campaigning in 2016 general elections, we met him at Tarkwa-Abosso and his words were that Ghana has a lot of resources, but due to bad governance and leadership that is why many are wallowing in abject poverty.

So, today I ask what has changed that he is heaping soo many taxes on us. Where are the resources he talked about,” he fumed.

Most Reverend DeGraft-Brace added that he was getting disappointed as the days slip by as his expectations have not been met.

He, therefore, called on President Akufo Addo to demonstrate real leadership and direction to give hope to Ghanaians.

“Yes it is true that coronavirus has had a negative impact on economies across the world but I don’t believe that the way to go is to heap all these on the citizenry.

People are really finding it difficult to make ends meet, so the President must do something different than what he is currently doing,” he stated.

He expressed sadness that though most Ghanaians professed a lot of faith in God, they were yet to demonstrate the real deeds of the Holy Spirit, which enjoined all to live a holy and disciplined life.

He charged the government not to relent in its renewed fight against galamsey and declared that he supports the burning of excavators.

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