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11-Aug-2019  
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The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has asked all Ghanaian women, particularly the Ashanti, Fante and Ewe women not to be bothered by any reckless statement from anyone, including the clergy, politicians or traditional rulers.
The council in a statement on August 8, this year, said it has “noted with grave concern certain ethnocentric comments made by some Pastors in the recent past specifically against Ashanti, Fante and Ewe women.”

That, the council said, it “acknowledges the great support these women have offered and continue to offer to their husbands and families to attain greater heights in their endeavours”, noting that “we are one nation and one people with one destiny, and that there should be no place for tribal utterances that can fuel division among us.”

Background

The Head Pastor of Glorious Wave International Church, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi, in a recent viral video claimed that women from the Ashanti tribe are selfish and troublesome, Fanti women are foolish and Ewe women are too docile in marriage.

Prophet Badu Kobi’s claims have received a lot of condemnation from a section of the public, with many demanding an apology and retraction of his claims against Ashanti, Fante and Ewe women.

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Below is the GPCC statement.

STATEMENT BY GHANA PENTECOSTAL AND CHARISMATIC COUNCIL (GPCC) IN COMMENDATION OF WOMEN

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council has noted with grave concern certain ethnocentric comments made by some Pastors in the recent past specifically against Ashanti, Fante and Ewe women.

The Council wishes to encourage all women, especially, those of the aforementioned tribes not to be deterred by such unguarded statements from whatever source.


The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council commends all women, for the valuable and commendable roles they play in the Church in Ghana as well as their immense contributions to national development.

The Council acknowledges the great support these women have offered and continue to offer to their husbands and families to attain greater heights in their endeavours and ask that they should not be bothered by any reckless statement from anyone be it a clergy, a politician or a traditional leader.

May we remind all Ghanaians that, we are one nation and one people with one destiny, and that there should be no place for tribal utterances that can fuel division among us.

Again, any such unsavory statement should not be worth our discussion or time because the Ghanaian woman remains a force to reckon with in the society and deserves our commendation.

Issued by:

REV EMMANUEL T. BARRIGAH
(GENERAL SECRETARY)
 
 
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