The leadership of Perez Chapel International has described as “ridiculous and mischievous” claims that its founder, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, secured financial assistance from collapsed FirsTrust Savings & Loans Company and the GN Bank.
Bishop Agyinasare came under attack following a recent sermon in which he said, many reputable indigenous businessmen and entrepreneurs have been destroyed out of jealousy and envy by some politicians.
In his virtual sermon on Sunday, July 19, 2020, which was themed: ‘Getting rid of envy’, Bishop Agyinasare said the same “demons” that possessed politicians in the days of old to collapse local businesses were still lingering and causing havoc.
“Can we say that all the industries and firms we have closed under this regime were because all the people and companies were wrong? And we could not have done anything to have preserved these companies? I have been asking myself, so for Mr Duffuor who used to be Finance minister and one time Governor of the Bank OF Ghana under whose turn as minister we had the best economic growth rate; 14% in a particular year , was there nothing we could do with his bank? What about Dr. Ndoum who introduced or expanded susu banking and had branches than any commercial bank in Ghana and more customers, then my own Amoabeng who helped me grow my first $100,000 through investment which I gave to the church as part of contribution towards the building of them Dome. Could nothing have been done to save those Financial institutions?”
Following the sermon, many loyalists of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) claimed, the popular Christian leader benefited from the closed financial institutions and is therefore, unhappy they are no longer operational.
A statement issued Monday, July 20,2020 by Administrative Bishop of the church, Apostle Raymond Acquah, said: “Bishop Charles Agyinasare has never applied for nor secured
any loan from the collapsed FirsTrust Savings & Loans Company and the GN Bank.”
“The allegation is a complete fabrication and is therefore false,” the release stated.
Below is the full statement