One of Ghana’s millionaires Prince Kofi Amoabeng has revealed he does not pay tithe and will never honour the Christian rite for personal reasons.
A tithe is one tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the Church and clergy.
The president of UT Holdings said on Morning Starr, Friday, he believes in God and goes to Church “once in a long while if there is a wedding or funeral,” but he is not a tither.
“I don’t pay tithe. I would not give 10 percent, and nobody can force me to give 10 percent of my money to anybody. So I don’t pay tithe. I do all sort of philanthropic jobs myself. I see where there is the need for me to help, and I help.
“I don’t have to give it to somebody who then decides where to put the money. So it is my hard earned money, and I should put it where I want to put it,” he told host Nii Arday Clegg.
Despite his posturing towards the payment of tithe, the former CEO of UT Bank opined: “That’s me. I’m not saying payment of tithe is bad. I’m not here to say don’t pay tithe. No. I think it depends on what you see the church for and what the church means to you and does for you.”
“I don’t give a damn,” Amoabeng opined when asked how he will feel when he dies. “I don’t think about death at all.”