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Akufo-Addo explains taxing prosperity gospel churches

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“Once you get into the wealth and prosperity sphere, you necessarily slip into the tax and accounting language.”
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President Akufo-Addo has reiterated the need for churches which step out of the charity sphere, education and healthcare to be taxed.


Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra, he said it was not surprising that there are calls for taxes to be imposed on church incomes.

“Once you get into the wealth and prosperity sphere, you necessarily slip into the tax and accounting language.”

Related: Speech By President Akufo-Addo, At The Opening Of The 2018 Synod Of The Global Evangelical Church

“When you step out of the charity sphere, out of education and out of healthcare, you are putting yourself in the line of the taxman,” he said.

“I am not getting into the merits and demerits of the prosperity gospel that appears to be the main theme for many of our present-day churches. The Good Lord knows I preach prosperity myself, and I do not want this country and its people to be poor, and I am very much for wealth creation”, he said.

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