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13.03.2009 General News

Govt Pledges United Front With Religious Bodies

The Government has pledged to forge a united front with religious bodies to reduce all forms of vices which are threatening the smooth and orderly development of the country.

President John Evans Atta Mills, who made the pledge in Accra yesterday, said, there is the need for concerted action and effort between the Government and religious bodies to tackle the moral and social laxity which has engulfed Ghanaian society and impeding the country's progress and development.

President Mills said this when the leadership of the Pentecostal Council of Ghana called on him at the Castle, Osu, in Accra.

He said, unless the Government joins forces with religious bodies to deal decisively with vices such as corruption and greed which has become endemic in the society, it will be extremely difficult to build a just society where the masses of the people will accommodate and tolerate one another.

President Mills called on the leadership of the Council not to hesitate in stating its candid opinions on Government policies and programmes, explaining that since human institutions are fraught with human weaknesses, it is the responsibility of the council to draw the attention of Government to shortcomings in the governance of the country.

The President of the Council, Reverend John Annan Adotey, pledged the support of the Council in the management of the country and called on the president to always count on it for support.

Rev Adotey also expressed the preparedness of the Council to make available its views on national issues for the consideration of the Government.

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