The negative effects of small scale illegal mining (galamsey) in Ghana seems to have extended to the delicate territory of religion, a precious part of the Ghanaian people.
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According to Head Pastor of Deeper Life Church at Sefwi Asawinso in the Western Region, Samuel Kofi Owusu, the water bodies in the area have been muddied so much that new Christian converts can no longer be baptised in them.
“We therefore have to resort to baptizing church members in pans,” Pastor Samuel lamented in an interview on Thursday, April 20.
He said they preach alright but after winning souls, the scarcity of clean water bodies force them to get innovative; therefore using pans for baptism, a method most converts don’t really like.
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The fight against illegal small-scale mining popularly known as galamsey has intensified, with government’s 21-day ultimatum expiring on Wednesday, April 19.
Pastor Owusu commended government for its recent efforts in the fight against the menace.