Rev Owusu Ansah Is A Sham | He Should Disrobe And Apply For NPP Spokesperson - NDC
Deputy National Propaganda Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Solomon Nkansah, has launched a blistering attack on the Head of Religious Broadcast at Multimedia Group Limited, Rev. Yaw Owusu Ansah, asking him to disrobe and be the official mouthpiece of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) since it is becoming increasingly clear that he is siding with the opposition. Mr. Nkansah claims the regular preacher on AdomFM has the penchant of making snide remarks about the NDC in general and President Mills in particular, and has banded together with the Daily Guide newspaper to discredit the good deeds of the NDC. The Daily Guide newspaper in its Friday, November 19 edition, published that the NDC government would start taxing churches and mosques in the coming year quoting the Finance Minister’s Budget Statement as its source. Presenting the budget in almost two and half hours in Parliament, Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffuor pointed out that government was facing a lot of challenges, compelling it to increase taxes in almost every sector of the economy including churches and mosques that were not taxed but are engaged in commercial activities. “Some institutions enjoy tax-free status because of the original non-profit motive that established them. However, in recent times, some of these institutions have expanded their scope of operation to include commercial activities, thereby making substantive profits but not paying taxes on them…Government will amend the law to allow the Commissioner-General to tax all commercial activities undertaken by the affected institutions,” the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning stated,” Dr Duffuor said. But the self-styled radical preacher, during his normal pre-dawn religious programme, censured government for that intended move, if indeed the newspaper report was true.