1st First Deputy Speaker urges traditional religious practitioners …to maintain cultural values
4/26/2012 2:30:09 PM -
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ave-Avenor constituency, Mr. Doe Adjaho, has stressed the need for traditional Africa religious practitioners to maintain the culture values of the nation through their activities for the benefit of present and future generations.
Mr. Adjaho pointed out that the government had recognised the roles the various religious bodies played in national development, and would not do anything to discriminate against them, but rather cooperate and support.
The Deputy Speaker, who was accompanied by the Deputy Volta Regional Minister, Mr. Henry Ametefe, was speaking to 'Afetorku Gbodzi,' a traditional Africa religious group at Dagbamate in the Akatsi District, where he and the Deputy Regional Minister inaugurated a four-bedroom apartment that would accommodate 12 teachers, and a new worshiping center for the 'Afetorku Gbodzi' traditional Africa religion practitioners.
Mr. Adjaho, who was impressed with the activities of the people of Dagbamate, donated 20 streetlights to the community to help improve on security in the area in the evenings, and as well presented three computers to the school in the town to aid the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The Deputy Volta Regional Minister asked traditional African religion practitioners to set the pace in the practical demonstration of truth and honesty in their activities, which he noted, was at the center of their belief and practices, to enable others emulate them.
The lLeader of the 'Afetorku Gbodzi', Nugorgbea Kofi Davor, noted that traditional Africa religion had over the years helped in the promotion of peace and unity among the people, which he pointed out, was fundamental in the development of any society.
He further stressed that as a religious group, it also recognised the important role of education, hence the provision of accommodation for teachers to motivate them.
The Chief of Dagbamate Torgbui Klu Agudzemega, thanked the 'Afetorku Ggbodzi' traditional Africa religious practitioners for the gesture, and urged the pupils and students to take advantage of the opportunities available to them to learn hard, in order to become responsible adults in the future.