General News of Monday, 6 February 2017
Circuit Head Pastor of Christ Apostolic Church International, Santa Maria Assembly, Rev Aaron Tomoah, has hit hard at Members of Parliament who steal state cars after their stay in government.
He described such officials as “useless members of parliament”, on Sunday, February 5, 2017, when MP for Ablekuma North, Hon. Akua Owusu-Afriyie paid a visit to the church.
“If you are a minister and during your term in office, you don’t save enough from your huge salary to purchase a car of your choice but wait patiently to steal cars bought by tax payers money, or steal state-owned cars, then you are a “useless MP”, he told his congregation.
He quizzed why civil servants whose jobs are menial are able to save money to purchase a vehicle of their choice but MP’s and other government officials do not do same with their huge salaries instead resort to embezzling tax payers funds and thievery.
“When a civil servant wisely saves money from his low-income salary to purchase a car, why can’t an MP do same from his salary?” he questioned.
Hon. Akua Owusu Afriyie advised to be a virtuous woman
Rev Tomoah advised Hon. Afriyie to be a virtuous woman as she serves as the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North.
“Be a virtuous woman, leave a legacy for generations unborn. Let your legacy speak volumes for you after your term in office. A legacy where the poor but brilliant can say, if not for Hon. Afriyie, I wouldn’t have gone this far in education and life”, he added.
He urged her to be a mother for all. This, he believes, will help her achieve her set goals for the Ablekuma North constituency.
He added: “In Exodus 23:8, God talks about his hatred for bribery and corruption, hence desist from that act so as to escape God’s fury”.
Hon. Akua Owusu-Afriyie also pledged never to neglect God.