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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Achimota House Is Not For T.B Joshua - Friend*


A friend to Prophet T. B Joshua, the founder and leader of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has denied claims bysources that the Nigerian Spiritual leader is currently constructing a residential accommodation on top of the Sewerage recycling plant near the Achimota School in Accra.

The sources, many of whom spoke on conditions of anonymity alleged that the Nigerian Prophet was one of several encroachers erecting structures on the Achimota School land without the permission of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. The activities of these encroachers is believed to have caused the collapse of the sewerage system for which reason the AMA is contemplating closing down the famous Achimota school.

In an exclusive interview with Citifmonline.com, Joris Jordan Dodoo, who described himself as a friend to Prophet T.B Joshua" denied the speculations saying, “The report was illegitimate.” “The house which was described as sitting on the sewerage recycling plant at Achimota does not belong to T.B Joshua. The fact is that there is a resident’s association at that place and TB Joshua is never a member. It is true a Pastor is putting up a residential building around the place and it is true he is a Nigerian but it is not T.B Joshua.” He said.

Although Joris Jordan failed to mention the name of the said Pastor, Citifmonline.com’s investigations have revealed that the said building actually belongs to the Head Pastor of Pure Fire Church, Enoch Aminu; confirming Joris’ rebuttal that the structure does not belong to Prophet T.B Joshua.

Enoch Aminu, also a Nigerian Pastor is also believed to be a friend to President John Evans Atta Mills.With these two connections, many of the residents in the area have mistaken the Pure Fire Pastor for T.B Joshua, who is both a Nigerian and also a known friend to President Mills.

Even when reporters went to the area to speak to another set of residents, many of whom expressed worry at the problems being caused by the building, they still maintained that the Pastor in question was T.B

However after cross checking from the Pure Fire Church, and speaking to several other stakeholders in the matter, it was confirmed that indeed Pastor Enoch Aminu is currently erecting a building around the said site.

The Church Administrator confirmed that his Boss was building a house close to the area but refused to comment further. He hesitated in offering details on the said building because he thought it was improper to comment on his Senior Pastor’s private property.

Attempts to speak to Pastor Enoch Aminu have so far not yielded any positive results. The Chairman of the Board of Governors of Achimota School, Mr. Kwasi Okoh, in an earlier interview with Citi News said the closure of Achimota School is not the panacea to the sewerage problem in Achimota.

According to Mr. Okoh, the problem stems from the activities of the encroachers. The illegal erection of structures has broken the underground pipes thereby causing the spill of human excreta around the school premises. “Unless we solve the problem of the sewerage flowing, the problem will not be solved because even if Achimota School closes today and the sewerage is still coming there and if it is not getting out we will still have a problem.” He said.

However, Joris Jordan Dodoo, who is currently trying to own a property in the area, says Mr. Okoh and the leadership of Achimota School is playing politics with the matter. “I will like you to ask Okoh whether they’ve been recycling the sewerage at that place; because as far as I know there are documents to show that the Metropolitan Assembly has told everybody who owns a farm within Achimota right up to Pokuase to relocate so there hasn’t been a farm in Achimota.

“If anything, they are rather putting faeces at the area. If Achimota sewerage system is not around, they should see to it...but when people want to do propaganda or do politics with such a thing, it is very bad.” He said.

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