The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has condemned some “ethnocentric” comments made by the founder of the Glorious Wave Church International.
In a statement, the Council said the targets of the said comments “should not be bothered by any reckless statement from anyone be it a clergy, a politician or a traditional leader.”
Prophet Badu Kobi in a viral video was seen making derogatory comments about different ethnic groups in the country.
He referred to Asante women as greedy, Fante women as foolish, and Ewe women are like doormats.
The preacher has declined calls to apologise for his comments.
Read GPCC’s full statement below
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 unsavoury 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.