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01.11.2008 Social News

Women embark on Peace walk


The Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) Women's Ministry on Saturday embarked on a Peace walk through some principal streets of Accra to draw the attention of Ghanaians on the need to ensure peace in the upcoming elections.

The women, numbering about one thousand, drawn from the Greater Accra Region began the walk from El-Wak Sports Stadium to the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium amidst singing and dancing to gospel tunes.

The some women held placards which read: “Give peace a chance,” “All eyes are on Ghana,” Let us live in peace.” “Ghana, one nation, one people and one God.”

Addressing the women who converged at the CACI, Osu branch, Apostle William Kwadwo Amaning, Circuit Pastor, Adabaraka said as Christians they were to be pacesetters of peace in the nation.

“As pacesetters of peace, we must also ensure that this election is devoid of violence, intimidation and harassment,” he told the women.

He said the Church was also going to hold a women's conference which was under theme; “empowering women in their fields of life.”

Apostle Amaning said empowering women entailed the provision of useful skills as well as knowledge so that they would be able to contribute their quota to the nation's development agenda.

He therefore charged the women to acquire the necessary skill to help in building up their homes, church and the entire nation.

The Church also used the occasion to donate items worth GH¢ 7,000 to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and the Dworwulu Special School.

The items include a 25-inch Television set, bags of rice, sugar, gallons of cooking oil and plastic buckets and toiletries.

Mrs. Catherine Terricone, leader of the Women's Ministry said the donation formed part of the church's social responsibility and the Biblical call on Christians to care for the needy.

Mr Samuel Tamakloe Tornyi, Housemaster, Dworwulu Special School and Mrs Florence Blagogee-Sah, a nursing officer, Accra Psychiatric Hospital who received the donations on behalf of their institutions thanked the Church for the gesture.