Ghanaians Urged To Be Tolerant

By Times Reporter
By Times Reporter

8/31/2007 -

Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Deputy Minister of Manpower, Youth and Employment, has asked Ghanaians to be tolerant in order to preserve the relative peaceful atmosphere in the country.

“This can only be achieved by accommodating each others views and always seeing ourselves as one people with a common vision,” she explained and added that the development of Ghana rests on the collective efforts of its people and as such, issues of national concern should be devoid of parochial interest.

“This can only be achieved by accommodating each others views and always seeing ourselves as one people with a common vision,” she explained and added that the development of Ghana rests on the collective efforts of its people and as such, issues of national concern should be devoid of parochial interest.Addressing the 10th anniversary of the Praise Deliverance Ministry at Lashibi near Tema, at the weekend, she said that the larger societal interest should guide all Ghanaians in their everyday deliberations so as to move the country forward.

It was on the theme: “Thanksgiving to God for His justice.”

Mrs. Osei Opare, said that Ghana needs peace and stability to attract investors noting that, “an atmosphere of love and fellow feeling is what is required to promote the investment we so much desire.”

She however, expressed concern about “negative issues” such as the cold murder of people, drug trafficking and armed robbery which has plagued the country and called on all well-meaning citizens to be on guard and to report all suspicious characters to the security agencies for them to deal with.

Mrs. Osei-Opare lauded the church for its ability to break barriers for the past 10 years to send the gospel of God to the unreached in society, and commended it for its decision to establish a vocational school to equip the people with self employable skills.

Rev. Monica Gray-Atroh, Founder and Leader of the church, said the challenge facing the church today is the alarming rate of drug trafficking, armed robbery, and the murder of innocent citizens which she noted has created insecurity in the country.

Mrs Gray-Attroh therefore urged the country’s security agencies to step up their vigilance so as to bring perpetrators to book.

'We need to bear in mind that any pro-gramme by government aimed at attracting investors into the country will not yield the desired result, if the feeling of insecurity in society is not checked,' she said and appealed to political leaders not to politicise issues that bother on insecurity, adding that Ghanaians should exchange ideas on how to combat national problems.

She said the contributions of churches in the health and educational sectors have gone a long way to improve the human resource base and the health status of the people and called on government to continue to support institutions set up by churches.

Bishop Joseph Ano-kye, General Overseer of Redemption Hour Faith Ministries, called on Christians to be committed to the work of God.