'Eschew Campaigns That Promote Insults'
5/9/2012 9:06:53 AM -
The Bishop of the Akyem Oda Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Col Paul A. Brewu (retd), has advised followers of the various political parties to eschew campaigns that promote insults and the sounding of the war drums.
“Events during the biometric voters registration exercise have been unfortunate if we should remember some people preventing fellow citizens from registering because they do not belong to an ethnic group,” he stressed.
Rt. Rev. Brewu gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the church’s 26th annual diocesan synod at Akyem Oda last Tuesday.
He emphasised that as a retired military chaplain who had visited places where wars had erupted after elections, it would not be the best if the clergy and other opinion leaders in the nation kept silent and allowed a few selfish persons to destroy the nation.
Rt. Rev. Brewu said “We should be bold to caution those with undesirable behaviour to put Ghana first in all the things they do; our politicians should be able to convince Ghanaians on what they can do to help our nation enjoy social stability and economic advancement.”
He said the continuous depreciation of the cedi was an issue that disturbed every Ghanaian and it would be appreciated if the electioneering campaigns highlighted useful economic policies that would prevent the cedi from further depreciation.
The bishop enjoined members of the church in particular and Ghanaians in general to bury their differences and unite to build a better nation.
He said the Methodist College of Education at Asene-Aboabo which is in the diocese had received authorisation to start operating.
Rt. Rev. Brewu stated that the inspection team from Cape Coast University had also inspected the institution’s facilities and was happy with the structures being put up under the direction of the National Accreditation Board.
He also said the Gethsemane Drinking Water which was first produced in December 2011 under the auspices of Fredon Company Limited, was progressing steadily.
In an address read on his behalf, the Eastern Regional Minister, Ambassador Victor Smith, admonished all Ghanaians to ensure that the December 7, 2012 general election was conducted peacefully.
He also advised the youth in the country to eschew armed robbery, premarital sex, drug addiction, homosexuality and other vices that could ruin their lives.
Other speakers at the function included Madam Mabel Osei-Bempong, Assistant Headmistress of Akyem Swedru Senior High School.