Church Condemns Hooliganism, Mob Actions In Politics
4/24/2012 8:00:56 AM -
The Chairman of the Asante Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, has condemned the insults, hooliganism and mob actions that had characterised the current political developments of the country.
He said the situation posed a lot of security challenges to the nation and must not be entertained in any way.
Speaking at the opening of the 90th anniversary of the Asante Presbytery in Kumasi, Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong said the search for a President and Members of Parliament should not turn the nation into a battle field.
Ghana, he noted, needed peace and it behoved all to play their roles effectively in that respect.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong stressed the need for the church to strictly demonstrate its neutrality in the electioneering process and not to allow itself to be used as a platform for political party campaigns.
The church, he said, must rather engage its members in sound and balanced political education and awareness for them to make informed political choices during the elections.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong mentioned some of the numerous development projects undertaken by the church and said it was a testimony of the church’s desire to help improve the living standards of the people.
He suggested that the PCG accept other members and ministers who joined other churches and wanted to stage a come back.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, challenged Christians to play a leading role in building a united nation.
He said Ghana was a peaceful country and people with evil minds should not be allowed to destroy the country.
Dr Agyemang-Mensah praised the Presbyterian Church for its leading role in the development process of the country.
The Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr Samuel Sarpong, informed ministers of the PCG that they constituted the backbone of the church and therefore their activities must be targeted at determining the direction of the church.
This, he noted, called for great sacrifice, which was an important ingredient to achieving great heights.
Mr Sarpong appealed to the clergy to speak against drug abuse, provocative dressing, teenage pregnancy and other vices that tend to destroy the future of the youth.
While urging the church to pray for peace for the nation, Mr Sarpong said “We should all remember that we have only one Ghana and as such we must always ensure it is peaceful.”