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11.08.2005 Politics

Christians urged to complement political leaders

By GNA

Accra, Aug. 11, GNA - Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Thursday noted that Christians could complement the efforts of political leaders in West Africa to promote unity, togetherness and understanding. He said governments at the moment were faced with multifaceted problems that militated against the progress of nations and urged Christians to use their God-given power to change values, perceptions and attitudes.

The Vice President said these in a speech read on behalf on his behalf by Mr Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Minister of Tourism and Modernization of the Capital City, at the West Africa Convention of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International.

He said: "You must use this power to confront problems of under development, illiteracy, corruption and religious wars facing our society".

Vice President Mahama expressed the hope that the convention would not be a mere talk shop but would be used to change the people's lives positively. The Reverend Dr Aboagye Mensah, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, speaking on the theme: "Reaching out Together for Jesus" said one major challenge facing Christianity was the lack of transparency. He reiterated the need for Christians to influence the lives of others positively and urged them to reject bribery and corruption and avoid any immoral attitude that destroyed the fibre of society. "My prayer is that some lives will be touched by God during this convention," he said. Mr Joseph Kwaku Kwaw, National President of the Fellowship, said the convention was a platform to receive empowerment from God to be able to bring light and revival to people. "Let this convention be one that you will remember forever," he told the congregation. Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International is a non-denominational organisation that aimed at winning souls for the Christian doctrine through evangelism. 11 Aug. 05

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