Sisala West Member of Parliament, Mohammed A. Supkaru has criticized the past Methodist Bishop for Obuasi Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu who lashed out at former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that a future NDC government will cancel the e-levy in 2025.
The outspoken Bishop believes Mr Mahama would not even get the opportunity to come to power to cancel the policy.
The former Methodist Bishop of Obuasi further expressed disappointment in the three-time NDC flagbearer for making such an utterance, saying it is an attempt to sway voters.
He further reiterated that the predicaments the country finds itself in will take only prudent economic decisions to get out and that is what the e-levy is being taken from the citizenry to solve.
He believes strongly that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is on the right track to get nation from the wrecks and shocks of the Covid pandemic coupled with the Russia-Ukraine war.
“So, we should all endeavour to pay so the government could use the accrued money for development,” he advised.
He called for all and sundry to help push the government’s agenda to industrialize the country under the leadership of the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu made this known when speaking to journalists at the ongoing Methodist’s 25th Synod at Mount Zion Methodist Church, Obuasi.
But in a statement responding to him, Mr Supkaru said “With all voices of reason losing their volumes under President Akufo-Addo’s dictatorship, it comes with no surprise that even some in the clergy have reduced themselves to an extension of the failing New Patriotic Party’s government’s propaganda outlet.
“What surprises me however is the desperation with which this particular “Bishop” throws away all principles of truth he’s to uphold as a supposed man of God. Unlike the others, he does not even pretend about it.
“In May 2021, “Bishop” Stephen Richard Bosomtwe Ayensu was loud in defense of the corruption in the Akufo-Addo regime, claiming there’s no evidence of corruption and it is not their place as clergy to even speak on such matters. For one who was so loud on criticizing corruption under Mahama, ‘Bishop’ Bosomtwe said when asked about President Akufo-Addo ‘I will not dispute that there’s corruption in Ghana now but where’s the evidence’. The standards suddenly changed for him.
Now even with the cries of distressed from a struggling population, a supposed bishop who has lost all relevance is only desperate about getting the attention of the NPP hierarchy by defending the infamous E-Levy.”