Anglican Church asks "foot soldiers" to stop complaining
4/30/2010 9:37:12 PM -
Bolgatanga, April 29, GNA - The Right Reverend Emmanuel Anyidana Arongo, the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Tamale, has called on Ghanaians, especially party supporters, to stop complaining and rally behind the leadership of the country.
He condemned actions of supporters of parties, especially NDC foot soldiers, for their impatience and their penchant to go on the rampage to settle scores.
"Such approach diverts the attention of the presidency and people in authority in fine-tuning the already fragile economy," the Rt Rev Arongo said during the opening of the Sixth Diocesan Synod of the Church on Wednesday.
He said the life blood of any successful family, town, community, nation or organization did not depend upon complaints but depended on strengthened faith, trust in God, commitment and a strong desire to serve humankind.
The Rt Rev Arongo said complaint was one of the major setbacks to development and leads to destruction of life and property and kills the "can do spirit" in Ghanaians.
The Bishop appealed to Ghanaians to be dedicated, hardworking, sacrificial, honest and sincere and to have faith in God and pray for the country's development instead of complaining.
He commended the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization, a development wing of the diocese, for its contribution to the development of the Diocese especially in the area of health and poverty reduction.
Mr. Mark Woyongo, the Upper East Regional Minister, commended the Anglican Church for its contribution to national development especially in education, health and agriculture.
He said it was regrettable that an increasing number of self-styled men of God are exploiting people and have commercialized Christianity.
Mr Woyongo suggested to the leadership of churches to come out with measures to weed out such fake men of God from the system.
He appealed to the Anglican Diocese to offer special intercessory prayers for divine intervention for peace to return to Bawku.