THE OBUASI Diocesan Synod of the Methodist Church of Ghana has stated that challenges being encountered by the country since the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government took over the reins can be traced to a seeming curse placed on the nation by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.
The church said the NDC chief scribe popularly called General Mosquito pronounced the curse during the 2008 electioneering campaign when he stated that the then Jubilee House, now known as the Flagstaff House, being the seat of government, would be used as poultry farm if the NDC party got elected.
The Obuasi Methodist Synod, led by its Bishop Rt. Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwi-Ayensu, said at the opening of the 17th Annual Synod of the church last Friday that by inference it meant that current occupants of the beautiful edifice were either broilers or birds of other kinds.
“What it means is that occupants of any period of their time will not be human beings, and even if they are, their activities would be influenced by some forces,” the Synod noted.
The Bishop argued that the assertion by Mr. Aseidu Nketia amounted to a big insult and a curse to the present occupants who are from the NDC stock.
“It is not one of those political talks we often utter and go unchecked. The brother should be called upon to reverse the curse, go round the whole country apologizing, and to invoke the spirits to neutralize the curse,” he implored.
The man of God warned that if this is not done then those staying in the Flagstaff House would continue to be under bondage and would not know peace.
“They will be in a perpetual state of confusion, and solutions to our woes would elude them. I wish to appeal to the brother who is gaining another ill-title ‘Kwasia Bi Nti’ not to pride himself these days with that killer title,” the Methodist Bishop admonished.
Rev. Bosomtwi-Ayensu spoke against government’s move to impose Value-Added Tax (VAT) on banking services, describing the policy as bad, only making Ghanaians apprehensive.
In his view, the policy, if implemented, would worsen the present economic situation. He therefore charged government to look for other sources to raise funds.
“Government must note that we pay taxes on incomes, allowances, profits and other transactions before balances and surpluses go to banks. This is a bad policy and our policymakers should not try this at all as the banks will collapse and thieves and armed robbery will have a field day, if they do so,” he observed.
He waded again into the controversial judgment debt, GYEEDA and SADA sagas, reiterating calls on the government to retrieve the GH¢51.2million paid to Alfred Agbesi Woyome, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) financier, and others.
On 2016 general elections, Bishop Bosomtwi-Ayensu called for faithful preparation toward clean and godly elections that are free from double-voting and counting, serial number debates, and court resort.
He also appealed to the Electoral Commission to put in place stringent and control measures to avoid the experiences of 2012, while he prayed for the commission to identify and flush out corrupt and evil people in the institution.
“They must do well to put faithful and God-fearing officers in their ‘strong room’ to save and restore the lost image of the commission,” the Bishop admonished.
Bishop Bosomtwi-Ayensu described leaders of the country as big liars.
According to him, truth had eluded the current crop of leaders who try to peddle falsehoods to defend their deficiencies.
He questioned President John Mahama of the indicators for the turnaround of Ghana’s economy as he suggested during the May Day celebration.