The flag bearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says he is not in favor of churches paying taxes.

Speaking at Techiman in the Bono Region on Friday, May 10, 2024, the Vice President stated that the church has done enormous to propel the development of the country.

According to him, he thinks that the church needs to be supported rather than being taxed.

“The question is are we going to task churches? My view on this is simple. In fact, that is why I say that if you assess the work the church has done, we should rather be paying them rather than they paying us.  Unless you don’t understand the work the church has done. If you look at the way they try to keep the society together, the universities, the hospitals, the schools, it is just massive. Many churches have hundreds of schools, massive.

“So I don’t see, and I will not have a situation where we are taxing churches. We rather want to give churches incentives to support what the government is doing. I want us to be partners in the way the development partners are with us. You are our domestic development partners and we will give you incentives to do more.”

Source: Ghana/