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09.03.2007 General News

Pastor Decries Pouring Of Libation @ State Functions

By Charles Apenyedu

THE President of the East Ghana Conference of the SDA Church, Pastor Kwabena Twum, has expressed regret at the pouring of libation at national events in the name of culture and described the practice as 'ungodly'.

'We are living in an atmosphere of peace because of the mercy of God and we should not hide under the shadow of culture and promote occultism at national events,' he said.

Pastor Twum was speaking last Saturday at the end of a week-long prayer festival organised by the Madina District of the church as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Ghana.

He said a national day of repentance should be organised as part of the nation’s Golden Jubilee celebration.

'This is very important because in order to move forward as a nation at 50 years we ned to have a repented attitude, mentality and behaviour.'

Pastor Twum condemned indiscipline in most schools in the country and the spread of occultism especially in the country’s universities.

'Female students dress to expose their bodies on our campuses with absolutely no regard for morality,' he noted.

The pastor said the country needs serious prayers 'because even though we seem to be living in an atmosphere of peace, all is not well.'

He lamented that advertising of alcoholism has taken over the electronic media and said that some pastors are also taking advantage of freedom of worship to mislead people.

The Member of Parliament for Abokobi-Madina Constituency and the Shadow Deputy Minister of Energy, Alhaji Amadu Sorogo, who participated in the prayer festival called on Ghanaians to be united.

He said Ghana is a country of peace and that 'in everything we do we must put the interest of the nation first.'

Alhaji Sorogo called on members of the church to invest their time and money in the church saying 'whatever property you invest in the world you will die and leave it but if you invest in the church you will never die and leave it.'

He donated two million cedis and 20 bags of cement to support the church’s building project.