The Dean of Theology and Mission, Central university College, Rev.Dr.John Ghartey has called on fathers to rededicate their commitment towards the development of their children to enable them become meaningful citizens in the country.
He said armed robbery and streetism was on the ascendancy as a result of the fact that majority of fathers have neglected their responsibilities in the development of the children.
Rev. Ghartey was delivering a sermon on the theme “Challenges and responsibilities of fathers as managers in the home” at the Resurrection Power and Living Bread International Ministry on the occasion of Fathers Day in Accra.
He said the fact that fathers were naturally detached from their children does not necessarily mean that their children's needs should not be their concern.
Rev Ghartey said many people lambaste their fathers without taking the challenges they go through in managing the home into consideration because most fathers do not open up to their children and advised that effective communication should be established among families
“Most fathers instead of spending quality time with their children travel all over the world in search of money at the expense of the children,” he added.
Rev. Daniel Acheampong, The Regional Overseer of the church, in a message reiterated the need for christians to teach their children to lead a life that could influence the world.
He urged fathers to study the word of God to make a difference in the world, saying it was only through the study and practice of the Bible that christian parents could influence the various societies.
Rev. Acheampong advised married women to create a congenial atmosphere in the home to make the home worth living.