President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) and the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Prof. Dr. Paul Yaw Frimpong-Manso has waded into the discussion on some of the contributory factors of the recent money ritual killing in the country.
He elaborated that, the Ghanaian is fond of using wealth as an indicator for measuring one’s status in society, which he believes is a critical factor to the recent ‘money ritual murders’ in the society.
On April 3, two teenagers in Kasoa in the Central region of Ghana allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy for money rituals.
In an interview with SilverFM’s Nana Ampratwum , the President of (GPCC) indicated that the society and the church has lost its purpose to teach the youth the right way to riches.
”It is written in the Bible that seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these. things shall be added unto you”
”About 70% of Ghanaians are Christians but I ask are they genuine Christians or just numbers…. I think the leaders of these religious bodies have a task to teach members to understand that we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out”
”We tend to measure one’s status with the wealth he possesses and so if a person is genius but not financially stable he is not recognized”
”Even when we look at how money has taken over our political elections”
”People do not even want to work ….. take a look at the numerous lotto , gambling and betting joints which has sprang up all over the country”.
In fact, some reports indicate one of the alleged teenage murderers said he chanced upon the ritualists who inspired him to commit the heinous crime on national TV. The matter has, therefore, erupted a heated discussion on the media’s contribution to that monstrous murder.
Prof. Dr. Paul Frimpong-Manso called on the Media Commission to sanction all broadcasting houses that peddle such falsehood to deceive the public.