General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, Dr Mensa Otabil has in a sermon condemned the rate of tribalism in Ghana. On his sermon, Living The Christian Life, the highly respected man of God lamented over how Christians choose tribalism over their religious faith.

“Sometimes it amazes me that people who are born-again still think along ethnic lines. Although we are black, people say: ‘…I don’t like Fantes, I don’t like Ewes. And sometimes, we even take it into marriage, and we insult each other’s tribe,” he observed, citing an example where “…somebody comes and says: ‘I want to marry you. You find out he’s from the wrong tribe. You say: ‘I won’t marry you, or your parents say they don’t agree, and you also don’t agree. How are you going to be a neighbour if you can’t cross just tribe? If a Fante cannot marry an Ewe, then can he marry a Cameroonian? I mean this is a short journey, from here to Aflao. Now how about here to Yaounde? How are you going to manage that?” the motivational speaker wondered.

Tribalism is the  possession of  strong cultural or ethnic identity putting aside one member of a group from the members of another group.



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