- The Methodist Church has dissociated itself from a comment by one of its past bishops, Stephen Bosomtwi-Ayensu, against John Mahama
- The church said the comments by Bosomtwi-Ayensu do not reflect the official position of the church
- The church said it remains non-aligned to partisan politics and urged the public not to drag the church into the personal views of one of its clergymen
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The Methodist Church Ghana has issued a statement to distance itself from comments by former Bishop Stephen Bosomtwi-Ayensu against John Mahama.
The church said in the statement issued by its public relations directorate that the personal views of the former Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese on any partisan matter do not reflect its official position.
Portions of the statement issued on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, and sighted by YEN.com.gh, stated:
“The Methodist Church Ghana wishes to notify the General Public that the Presiding Bishop is the official Spokesperson of the Church.
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"We, therefore, appeal to our noble friends of the Media not to draw the name of The Methodist Church Ghana into the alleged statements made by the past Bishop and currently the Superintendent Minister of the Amakom Circuit of the Kumasi Diocese."
Bishop Bosomtwi-Ayensu said that former president Mahama’s promise to cancel E-Levy if re-elected will never come to pass because he will never become president again. He stated that John Mahama will never get another opportunity to rule the country.
According to a Joy News report, the Bishop made the comment when he addressed journalists at the 25th Synod of The Methodist Church at the Mount Zion Methodist Church in Obuasi.
E-Levy Is Just A Useless Tax, Mahama Will Surely Scrap It – Joyce Mogtari Goes After Critics
In a related story, YEN.com.gh reported that an aide to Mr Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, has described the E-Levy as useless, vowing that her boss will surely scrap it if he becomes president again.
Contributing to a discussion on TV3 on Thursday, May 5, 2022, she described the tax as retrogressive and hence must not remain on Ghana’s books.
“This tax, the E-Levy tax, has been one of the most regressive, most criticised, and one of the most useless taxes ever,” she was quoted in a report by GhanaWeb.
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