- Shatta Wale has descended on pastors who have not shown compassion to their church members amid the novel coronavirus
- The outspoken reigning dancehall musician described these present-day pastors as sophisticated scammers
- Shatta Wale was speaking in an interview on 4 Syte TV on Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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Ghanaian dancehall ‘king’, Shatta Wale has descended massively on pastors who have not shown compassion to their church members amid the outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus.
The outspoken reigning dancehall musician in Ghana described these present-day pastors as sophisticated scammers.
In an interview on 4 Syte TV on April 7, 2020, Shatta Wale jabbed pastors who have failed to reach out to their members in these difficult times to portray the love they preach.
He noted that he cannot understand why pastors would still be asking their members for tithe and offering during this time of coronavirus which has compelled the government to impose a partial lockdown.
Shatta Wale reiterated the concerns of many when he said that people have paid offerings to the church for so many years so this is the time for the church to also give back to its members but they have rather set-up online platforms to rip them off even more.
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''We are in a period where I don’t think pastors should even try that. Your members come to church and they give collection, now there is a problem. The collections they gave like for the past 30 years, where are those collections?'' he quizzed.
He suggested that these men of God can at least use some of the monies collected over the years to buy some food items for their members to help them cope amid the partial lockdown.
''Coronavirus is killing your church members, some of your church members don’t even have cars, some don’t have houses…they rent and you’re still collecting tithes online?.''
Shatta Wale described pastors who have failed to express this gesture physically as sophisticated scammers.
''These are scammers like hard sakawa guys and that’s why some people like Kennedy Agyapong will get pissed and start bombarding them. As a man of God, don’t you have pity?.''
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Meanwhile, Ghana saw its cases of COVID-19 skyrocket on Monday, April 6, 2020. As of 11:30 pm, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded.
The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (256) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1), Eastern Region (1) and Upper East Region (1).
On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 14 tested positive for COVID-19 after mass testing of 7,461 people.
In other news, residents of Ashaiman have debunked claims that a truck pusher, Eric Ofotsu, who was killed on Sunday, April 5, 2020, attempted to disarm a military officer who was charged to enforce compliance of the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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