A female presidential candidate in Ghana says she will expel members of the Jehovah’s Witness Church working in government institutions if she is voted as president come December 7.
Madam Akua Donkor, flag-bearer of the Ghana Freedom Party – GFP, also said tha she would make sure members of the religious group do not get the chance to hold public office under her watch.
Donkor argues that there’s no reason to allow a group of people who do not vote to elect government leaders based on religious principle, to work in the government sector.
“When I become president, no member from the Jehovah’s Witnesses will be allowed to have government work, you don’t want to vote, who should vote for you to go and work at the government office,” she questioned.
She said that she would ensure the only available sector for Jehovah’s Witnesses to work under her tenure would be the private sector.
“All members of the Jehovah’s Witness will go to the market and trade,” the GFP flag-bearer added.
Donkor, who formed the GFP in 2016 was disqualified from contesting in the presidential elections by the Electoral Commission that year.
She however, has finally been cleared to contest in the December 2020 elections.