Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated categorically that he does not support churches being taxed.

According to him, considering the work that the churches have done over the years and continue to do, the state must rather be paying them instead of them being taxed.

Dr. Bawumia who is also the Flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) was speaking at Techiman in the Bono Region on Friday, May 10, 2024 as part of his regional campaign ahead of the December general elections.

“The question is are we going to tax churches? My view on this is simple, in fact that is why I say that if you access the work the church has done, we should rather be paying them rather than they paying us. Unless you don’t understand the work the church has done. If you look at the way they try to keep the society together, the universities, the hospitals, the schools, it is just massive. Many churches have hundreds of schools, massive.

“So I don’t see, and I will not have a situation where we are taxing churches. We rather want to give churches incentives to support what government is doing. I want us to be partners in the way the development partners are with us. You are our domestic development partners and we will give you incentives to do more.”