Religion of Sunday, 23 February 2014

Source: yen daakye programme on jem FM

Invest about 2% of church's annual budget

in maintenance of mission schools

Mr. Williams Boakye-Baafi, Kumasi Provincial Coordinator of Association of Catholic Teachers ( ACT) has advocated for the need for the religious bodies in the country to allocate about 2% of their annual budget to support the running of their schools.

Mr. Boakye-Baafi, made the request at Mamponteng in the Kwabre East District, when he was addressing cross-section of members of Konongo-Mampong Diocesan Association of Catholic Teachers at their annual party.

He explained that it would be in the best interest of the religious bodies to start contributing to the development of their schools which had been given to the government.

He said if they start doing that then the government would seen that they were ready to take back their schools. He said that the proposed 2% of their annual budget could be used to paint, renovate or even to expand their school buildings and added that they could even use part of it to motivate teachers in their schools.

Mr. Boakye- Baafi observed that there were many mission schools in the country that need renovations but religious leaders were doing little about it.

He welcomed the intention of the Christian Council and other Religious leaders to take over their schools from the government and entreated members of the association to support the leaders of the church.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Paul Atta Nsiah, Parish Priest of Mamponteng Catholic Parish, entreated the members of the association to be more committed to their teaching profession and be ready to defend the faith of the church in their job.