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27.12.2011 General News

Prez Mills' Xmas Message - Let's Unite For Better Ghana

By Timothy Gobah - Daily Graphic
President J.E.A. MillsPresident J.E.A. Mills
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The President, Prof. John Evans Mills, yesterday ushered Ghanaians into the Christmas season with a call on them to resolve to stay united behind a common purpose of building a ‘Better Ghana’.

In a Christmas message to Ghanaians, President Mills said as the country hoped for an exciting New Year, filled with enormous heavenly blessings, there was the need for unity and common purpose.

“May the joy of the birth of Christ bring us lots of joy as a nation and may the peace of God which passeth all understanding rest and abide with us all as we hope for a New Year filled with enormous heavenly blessings,” he said.

Thanking the good Lord for giving Ghanaians another opportunity to savour the joy that comes with the festive season, President Mills called on all citizens to seize the moment of Christmas and forgive so that their sins could be forgiven by the Good Lord.

“Let our thoughts and deeds reflect our Christian belief,” he stated.

The President also used the occasion to appeal to Ghanaians to deepen the habit of giving to others.

“As we take time off to be with family and friends, we must also reflect on the true essence of the festive season,” he said, adding, “This is the time of giving, so let us give.”

President Mills said “ there are lots of our compatriots who will appreciate every little gesture and so let us reach out to them.”

He said all over Ghana, and the world ,” we are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”.

He said as Christians, the birth of Christ meant a lot because it was the day that salvation came to the world, stressing that, “As we take time off to be with family and friends, we must also reflect on the true essence of the festive season.”

Against the backdrop of high road traffic accidents, the President expressed grave concern over the reckless driving on the streets, saying, “ We must ensure that the joy of the birth of Christ does not turn into sorrow, so let us not over-indulge and most importantly, let us not turn our roads into death camps.”

“If you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink,” he added.

To those who have had to spend the holidays in hospitals, especially children, President Mills also wished them well and speedy recovery.

“ I pray that the birth of Christ brings you healing,” he said.

President Mills also extended good wishes and seasonal greetings to Ghanaian troops serving in various peace-keeping zones abroad and prayed for their safe return home to their families.

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