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15.12.2004 Regional News

Ghanaians told to change for the good of the nation

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Ajumako-Mando (C/R), Dec. 15, GNA - The Head of Ajumako-Mando Circuit of the Methodist Church, the Very Reverend Charles Ekuban, has charged Ghanaians to be prepared to change their minds and attitudes to help the government curb corruption and other negative practices that impede nation- building.

He also called on the people to focus attention on hard work and eschew laziness, procrastination, cheating, and strive to change their taste so that collectively they could make positive contributions to back government's move to transform the nation economically. Very Rev. Ekuban was addressing members of the church, including 30 basic school teachers drawn from the various educational institutions within the circuit at a special thanksgivings service at which prayers were said for the general well-being of the nation and teaching profession at Mando Methodist Church on Sunday.

Very Rev. Ekuban pointed out that even though the nation has been able to sail successfully through the recent general elections without a change of mind and attitudes and other vices that militate against the socio-economic development it would be extremely impossible for the government to fulfil the requirements of the people.

He said the time has come for all Ghanaians to re-examine their individual and collective contributions towards national and community development and learn to correct their mistakes so that they could chart a new and more pragmatic course that would ensure national cohesion and sustained socio-economic progress.

Very Rev. Ekuban urged parents and teachers, who, he noted are the agents of change to help inculcate into the younger generation credible moral values which would make them true nationalists, reliable and trustworthy statesmen and women in future.

He advised both past and present rulers, administrators, ministers and other key stakeholders in the country to combat poverty and disease, especially in the rural areas.

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