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WAATI Speaks Against Illegal Mining

The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive ( MCE ), Madam Comfort Asante in his speech said the Bible says anyone who desire the office of a Bishop desire a good work. 

June 14, 2018

Members of the West Africa Association of Theological Institutions ( WAATI ), Ghana Zone says it is very shameful and sinful act to destroy God’s environment and land to illegal mining for minerals.

According to the association, the Bible purely  talks about the protection and caring for the land but not to destroy the land and pollute water bodies because of minerals.

This was disclosed during a 3-day conference held in koforidua in the Eastern region with the aim of bringing together association members to discuss and deliberate on  land degradation and pollution of water bodies as stated in the Bible.

The conference brought together Bible scholars across four African countries including Ghana, Burkina Faso and Cote D’ivoire to brainstorm on measures to be taken to help government fight against illegal mining activities with reference to the Bible.

The New Juaben Municipal Chief Executive ( MCE ), Madam Comfort Asante in his speech said the Bible says anyone who desire the office of a Bishop desire a good work.

She indicated that as individuals, members need to inculcate moral values to help shape and transform lives of their church members.

Speaking under the theme; “The Bible and Caring For the Land”, the former Head of Department of Religious and Human Values at the University of Cape Coast, Rev. Prof. Benjamin Abotchie Ntreh also stressed church members read the Bible but the Bible does not reflect in their lifestyle.

According to him, it is unacceptable to destroy the environment and the land that makes it easier for fresh breath and cultivate crops for consumption.

Speaking in an interview with Brytfm online, the Organizer of  WAATI Ghana Zone, Rev. Daniel Nii Aboagye Aryeh explained the rationale of the conference.

The Gyasehene of New Juaben Traditional Area, Nana Twumasi Dankwah on his part called for church members  who engaged in illegal mining activities to stop because God will not forgive them on the day of judgement.

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