GPCC member condemns arbitrary increase in prices during COVID-19 crisis

A member of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Sampson Adjei Berko has stated that, Christians could have used this period to share the Word of God to the unsaved rather than taking advantage of the current crisis to cheat their fellow Ghanaians.

According to him, some philanthropists in the country such as Dr Osei Kwame and Dr Ernest Ofori Sarpong have donated to some health facilities in the country to demonstrate their kind-heartedness in these challenging times in the wake of the Corona Virus 2019 ( CoVid-19) pandemic, and people ought to emulate that gesture.

He cautioned that Christians who could not donate to support the needy at this time, should then find a way to spread the gospel, and not join petty traders and market women in increasing prices of their products for their personal gains.

Hike in Foodstuff Prices

In an interview with GPCC News Team, Apostle Berko noted that, such Christians do not have the fear of God in them.

“It is very petty, some people are yearning for Christ Jesus, and instead of Christians to take advantage of the current crisis to preach the Word of God to the unsaved, they are rather cheating people with their products. This is the time you need to show them love while leading them to Christ Jesus,” he said.

While people were buying food stuffs among other products they were cursing them with pain, he stressed.

“It is a very sad situation because, due to the increase in prices of food stuffs, it forced most Ghanaians to rush to market to purchase food stuffs without adhering to social distancing which is very risky,” he expressed.

Apostle Berko pointed out that, these have resulted in the sudden hike in prices of daily foods such as gari, yam, okra, tomato, even local Kontomire (cocoyam leaves).

He bemoaned that traders who called themselves Christians are “doing all sort of things to make money for themselves, making the citizens uncomfortable instead of showing love in midst of this pandemic.”

Commendations for the President

He commending the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for being flexible and a great leader to handle this situation unlike other Presidents in other countries.

He wondered why even though the President instructed that Ghanaians should observe the partial lockdown in some parts of the country and to also observe the social distancing, many have flouted the directives, much to the detriment of the larger society.


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