The Presbyterian church is turning into NPP campaign platform – Joseph Yamin blasts its leaders

A former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Joseph Yamin has bemoaned the current state of leadership in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.

Joseph Yamin

He said leadership in recent years have shown glaring bias towards the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and it is sad to watch.

Speaking on a recent comment by the Presbyterian Moderator Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante on critics of government’s ‘Agenda 111’, Mr. Yamin said the moderator sounded more like a politician than a nationalist.

He emphasized that “I’m disappointed to be a Presbyterian because the leaders are turning the church into NPP campaign platform.”

According to Joseph Yammin, those criticizing President Akufo-Addo’s government agenda 111 are not against the policy but want to know how feasible the policy is.

“So the Presbyterian Moderator Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante doesn’t know Afari Hospital, Kumawu Hospital, Fomena Hospital and others have been abandoned for so many years? He failed to condemn President Akufo-Addo for abandoning those projects but attacking those criticizing Agenda 111,” Yammin said.

“The Presbyterian Moderator believes insulting those who are criticizing President Akufo-Addo’s government will make him get favor from this government?”

Yamin added that “the speech of Rt. Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante read was written for him from the presidency because he was sounding too political instead of being nationalistic.”

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church had said that persons who are criticizing the government’s bid to improve upon healthcare infrastructure in the country are witches and wizards.

The clergyman is not enthused by the manner in which the recently launched Agenda 111 has been received by a section of the general public, who he believes, have no good to offer the nation.

President Akufo-Addo cut sod for the construction of hospitals in various districts and municipalities across the country last month at Trede in the Atwima Kwawoma District of the Ashanti Region.


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