BISHOP S.R. Addae of Shiloh United Church and Moderator of the International Ministerial Council of Great Britain (Ghana Chapter) has urged Ghanaians to live as one family with a common vision in order to ensure the country’s rapid development.
He said though controversies will inevitably arise, the way and manner in which such controversies are resolved should ensure continuous peace in the country.
He therefore called on all citizens particularly religious leaders, chiefs, politicians and government functionaries to 'undertake all things under the spirit of nationalism'.
Bishop Addae made the call while addressing a joint congregation of the Shiloh United Church and International Ministerial Council of Great Britain, Ghana Chapter, at the Prempeh College Park in Kumasi during a church service to climax a week-long convocation.
Eighty-two students from the Shiloh Bible Training Centre for Pastors, including 60 from 52 different churches, were ordained at the church service while 11 Reverend Ministers were elevated to the position of Senior Ministers.
The 11 ministers elevated are Rev. Kwaku Boakye, Rev. Prof. Dr. Asafo Agyei Anane Frimpong, Rev. Ernest Kofi Baidoo, Rev. Baidoo, Rev. James Obeng Boachie, Rev. Lankone Odarkwei Lante, Rev. Dr Boadi Nanaserwa, Rev. Mrs E. Ofori, Rev. Charles Frimpong, Rev. Moses Gyawu, Rev. M.A. Bediako and Rev. Philip Boadi.
Bishop Addae said Ghana at age 50 should be matured enough for its citizens to live together in unity, peace and love.
'Ghanaians should also be each others’ keeper, devoid of party affiliations, ethnicity and social comparisons,' he stated.
Nana Owusu Ansah Sikatuo Morsohene and member of the Ghana Police Service Council, who chaired the function called for the establishment of a fund to facilitate the provision of equipment and development of infrastructure for the police service.
The ceremony was attended by Mr Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, Ashanti Regional Minister, Bishop Lynette Melville, Presiding Bishop of Shiloh United Church. There were also representatives of the church from La Cote d’Ivoire, Great Britain, Germany, Benin, France and USA.