Former President, John Dramani Mahama says pockets are too dry for offertory in Church following the economic hardship in the country.

He was speaking at the 175th-anniversary thanksgiving service of the E.P Church in Ho.

According to him, the severity of the hard times has manifested in the House of God where tithes and offerings have been hugely affected.

Referencing a fundraising activity that happened in the Church on Sunday to put forth his argument, the former leader said:”When it was GH¢2000, madam chair and a few people came and donated, then it came down to ¢1000, then to ¢500, then to ¢200 and ¢100. And when it got to the silver collection, ¢1, ¢2, the place was full, it shows that the pocket was not too good”.

Nonetheless he encouraged Christians to spread love and show concern for each other during this time of economic hardship.

“We must always spread Christian love, especially in this time, when money doesn’t like noise. Especially at this time when we all agree that times are hard. This is the time we must show our Christian charity by loving our neighbours as ourselves. And so whatever little you have to share, you should share with your neighbour. I mean, we could tell the hardship in the system from the appeal for funds.“

Mr Mahama also asked the E.P church to pray for him and the opposition NDC as they fight to rescue Ghanaians in the next elections from the untold hardships being endured under the NPP administration.

“After we pray for Pakistan, Moderator should also say a special prayer for me and for the NDC so that in some year that is just coming, luck will smile on us, God will smile on us and give us the power to come and rescue this country from the suffering we are going through,” John Mahama added.

Source: Ghana/ Fm