Renowned journalist and television presenter, Nana Aba Anamoah, has urged the Christian Council of Ghana to look into taxing churches.
That council, which has previously spoken on matters of common interest, should now focus its attention to this worthwhile course, she feels.
According to Nana Aba, if the Christian Council of Ghana insists on member churches paying taxes, it would be perceived as promoting national development.
“It’ll be great to see the Christian Council of Ghana push for the state to tax churches. That’s how we’ll know you deeply care about the development of Ghana,” she tweeted on the morning of February 16.
Reacting to it, some tweeps noted that there is no way the council will champion such a course especially when it will go against them.
A handler @Nfoni_Gh commenting on Nana Aba’s post wrote: “I hate to break it to you, ain’t gonna happen.”
Also, @BlackNetworkEn1 on Twitter had this to say: “You have said it all @thenanaaba but they’ll never do it. #ChurchesMustPayTax.”
Some of her supporters objected to the Christian Council’s challenge, stating that the church is not a business. They asserted that most churches had contributed to the nation’s development by building schools and hospitals.