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05.07.2009 Social News

Chieftaincy and land disputes are unchristian-Primate

By GNA
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Kumasi, July 5, GNA- The Right Reverend S.K. Adofo, Primate of

Brotherhood Church has described the numerous protracted chieftaincy and

land disputes in some parts of the country as unchristian.

He has, therefore, stressed the need for those involved in such

disputes to reconcile for the sake of God and live in peace as one people to

facilitate the socio-economic and spiritual progress of the society and the nation

at large.
Primate Adofo was speaking at the closing session on -National

Integration, The Role of the Church- at the 36th National Delegates Conference

of the Church in Kumasi on Sunday.
The three-day conference which was on the theme: “Harvesters 2009

and beyond” was attended by over 560 delegates from Ghana, the United

Kingdom (UK), Togo, and Benin.
He said The Church would not relent in its efforts to preach peace,

love and unity, adding that divided people cannot achieve any meaningful

development, no matter the situation.
Touching on the Church and Taxation, the Spiritual Leader said it was

undeniable fact that taxes were for national development.

He said it therefore stands to reason that the Church workers who receive

allowances or salaries pay taxes but stressed that net income solicited from

people who have already been taxed should be tax exempt.

“These incomes, he said, could be considered as charity or monies used

by the Church to support educational, health, orphanages and other church

programmes and activities in the society.”
Primate Adofo, who touched on Child Labour and Trafficking, said

these were social problems which needed attention to alleviate the deplorable

image of the children who grow impoverished, uneducated and under total

neglect.
He pointed out, “it is a problem that needed the prime concern of all

well-meaning Ghanaians because the pride of a nation depended greatly on the

quality of its young people”.
He announced that this year's Pastoral Board Retreat of the Church

would be held at Tema from August 28 to 30 and would be climaxed with a joint

service in Accra and Tema on August 30.
GNA

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