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30.10.2008 Religion

CCG At 80 Launched

By ISD (Victoria Osafo Bema/ Lawrencia Ziwu)

The Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana {CCG}, Rt Rev Dr Yaw Frimpong- Manso, has launched its 80th anniversary which will be celebrated next year under the theme, 'Our Common Faith in the Christ-celebrating God's Goodness.'

The CCG is an ecumenical organisation that has agreed to witness together in fellowship and service to the glory of God. It was founded on 30th October 1929 as a result of the union of five churches.

The purpose of CCG is to search for unity and work with members on issues of social concern and be the voice of the voiceless in the society. Currently the CCG comprises fifteen member churches and two christian organisations.

The General Secretary of the CCG Rev Dr Fred Deegbe advise all Presidential candidates and their followers to put the interest of Ghana first in their political campaigns and concentrate their energies, resources and precious time on the real butter and bread issues affecting the livelihoods of the poor, marginalised, excluded and the hard-to-reach who constitute a greater section of the population instead of engaging their campaigns on personality issues which are the main source of conflict, tension and violence.

He commended the Electoral Commission {EC} and the National Commission on Civic Education for their good works done but called on them to intensify their educational programmes on the rules and regulations governing elections.

He added that, the EC should not wait until the eleventh hour before starting the education of any particular electoral process since this is a critical and important national exercise.

He emphasised, 'it is necessary we learn from the re-denomination exercise, and embark on a comprehensive outreach programme far in advance to educate the electorate on their civic rights and expected roles on the remaining electoral processes to ensure a peaceful, clean and credible election.'