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18.05.2009 Politics

Ghanaians Must Shun Unnecessary Criticisms,

By Francis Donkoh, Aboso -
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REV. A.A. MacCarthy, the Resident Pastor of the Assemblies of God Church at Aboso has asked Ghanaians to shun unnecessary criticisms, respect leadership and rebel not against authority.

He said they were to put aside partisan politics, rally behind the President and contribute their quota for socio-economic development of the country.

Rev. MacCarthy gave the advise in a sermon, at a Thanksgiving Service, organised by the Aboso Local Council of Churches in honour of Mr Robert Wisdom Cudjoe, the newly confirmed District Chief Executive for Prestea HumValley, at Aboso on Sunday.

He said all authorities were established by God   and it would be beneficial if people would honour and support those in authority.

Quoting Romans 13, Rev. MacCkarthy reminded Ghanaians to submit to authority, in order not to resist the ordinance of God and thereby bring judgement unto themselves.   “For there was no authority, except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God”.

The Resident Pastor said the consultations which God mad with the other Godhead (the son and the Holy Spirit)   before creating a man demonstrated his interest in politics and entreated politicians to learn from that and forge ahead in unity to move the nation forward.

He however cautioned   people in authority to learn to serve rather than being   Lord over those they rule.

Rev. MacCkarthy charged the DCE to have his people at heart and serve them well.

He urged him to consider the possibilities of reopening Aboso Glass factory which was closed down sometime ago to enable the youth in the area to gain employment.

The DCE, Mr Robert Wisdom Cudjoe urged politicians, chiefs, opinion leaders and all to embrace new spirit of unity, partriotism and maintenance of law and order.

He said there was the need for politicians to cooperate and tolerate each other in the spirit of humility   and self-sacrifice and work towards alleviating the plight of the masses.

Mr Cudjoe called on both his supporters and opponents to work together to address the challenges facing the district and develop it.

He asked the pastors and the opinion leaders in the area to call him to order, whenever he goes wrong.


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