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01.07.2005 Regional News

Too much complaint will not help us -Minister


Kumasi, July 1, GNA - Mr Sampson Kwaku Boafo, the Ashanti Regional Minister, said on Friday that too much complaint about the economy would not help in the development of the country. He said what was important was for all Ghanaians to continue to pray and work hard to support the government.

Mr Boafo said this at a joint prayer meeting organised by the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) in collaboration with the Local Council of Churches in Kumasi as part of activities to mark Ghana's 45th Republic Day.

The prayer convention, which was held at the Prempeh Assembly Hall, was aimed at bringing leaders, pastors, ministers of religion and their church members as well as the general public together to praise and thank God for all that he has done for Ghanaians and the nation as a whole.

Mr Boafo said there were a lot of devilish activities militating against the physical and spiritual development of the country and it behoved on all Ghanaians to be on their knees incessantly to pray to God for peace and prosperity. He urged religious ministers to avoid material things and to sit up and fight for the nation. "It is only when there is peace that we can worship God faithfully and also go about our activities peacefully".

In his sermon, Apostle Felix Elvis Antwi, Area Head of the Asokwa Church of Pentecost in Kumasi, said Christians have a role to play in the socio-economic and spiritual development of the country. He said the church is the backbone of the country and if Ghana would move forward, Christians need to pray without ceasing.