Two local churches whose leaders were expected to teach their congregants to behave themselves in accordance with the teachings of the bible and the laws of the country are rather those engaging in the very acts they admonished members against.
It as a result of the fact that two churches within the Kumasi Metropolis have been exposed for allegedly engaging in what has generally been known in the country as ‘Illegal Connection” leading to the arrest of the church’s leadersThe two churches (names withheld) were reported to have tapped electricity power to their church premises, consuming a substantial quantity of it without paying only to be nabbed by an inspection team of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
In all 12 individuals including elders of the two churches were arrested by Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in collaboration with the police
The operation which was conducted by the Suame Service Centre of the company was in areas such as Kronum, Afrancho, and Kwapra.
Briefing the press, the Ashanti Regional Communications Manager of ECG, Mr Erastus Kyere Baidoo, said all those arrested were people who were disconnected for non-payment but reconnected themselves illegally.
He said the offenders were mainly residential users, enterprises and churches.
The churches involved in the illegal connections were Church of God at Kwapra and Holy Church of the Lord at Kronum.
According to him, all the 12 offenders owed collectively GH¢150,000
He said in all, the debt owed the company in the region stood in the region of GHC130million and asked those who were owing to take steps to settle their debts or have their power disconnected.