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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 General News

Regulate church activities to stop exploitation and fake prophecies - Dr. Stephen Takyi tells Christian Council of Ghana

By Jacob Agyenim Boateng || Contributor
Regulate church activities to stop exploitation and fake prophecies - Dr. Stephen Takyi tells Christian Council of Ghana
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A Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Stephen Appiah Takyi, has called on the Christian Council of Ghana to regulate church activities to reduce emotional and economic exploitation.

"I have always advocated for the establishment of systems to control church activities in order to reduce the rot in the system.

"While I believe the government should not get involved too much in this matter, I think major religious bodies can lead the charge to ensure their colleagues who are glaringly misleading people in the name of religion are brought back on track," he stated.

The lecturer at the Planning Department, made these comments on Kumasi-based OTEC 102.9 FM's morning show, Nyansapo, on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

He expressed concern over prophecies by some prophets in the country that end up causing violence among families.

"Any prophecy that brings division among families and causes chaos in a society is not God's direction," he told the programme’s host Andrews Akuoko Korankye also known as Captain Koda.

Dr. Appiah Takyi's comments follow a report of a 55-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed her 76-year-old mother to death at Abuakwa Asonomaso.

The suspect, Joyce Boateng, was said to have killed her mother, Afia Sarpomaah, after a pastor declared the deceased a witch and was behind the suspect's woes.

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