President Akufo-Addo engages the Clergy

Accra- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday met with the clergy at the Jubilee House in Accra to discuss issues of national interest and to deepen the harmonious relations between the Government and religious bodies.

The closed-door breakfast meeting was attended by leaders of the Orthodox, Charismatic, Pentecostal Churches and representatives of the National Chief Imam.

Issues discussed were believed to have centred on the economy, education, taxation of the commercial aspects of church activities and the controversy over the building of the National Cathedral.

According to a very reliable source the meeting agreed that commercial activities engaged in by religious bodies should be taxed.

Additionally, it was necessary to establish a regulatory body to streamline the activities of religious bodies.

President Akufo-Addo, the source said, apprised the religious leaders of the Government’s Free Senior High School Policy and the double-track system to bed introduced in the coming September.

He underlined the need for all sections of the Ghanaian society to support the government’s vision of creating a prosperous and modern country, with equal opportunities for all people.

“The President was very clear and unambiguous in the discussions at the meeting and we were also very clear on what we also thought, and hopefully, we will begin to see some positive outcomes as a result of our meeting with him this morning, the source added.

Source: Ghana News Agency

   

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