28.02.2006 Regional News

Ruling and opposition parties urged to compromise for peace

28.02.2006 LISTEN

Agona Swedru, Feb 28, GNA - The Deputy General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, the Reverend Moses Sumaila, has called on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) to compromise on national development to ensure peace and stability.

He said there was the need for the two major parties to give respect each other to sustain peace and freedom to promote socio-economic advancement.

Rev Sumaila said this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after he had ordained four pastors of the church at Agona Swedru. The Deputy General Superintendent said the people were suffering due to unstable world market and other pressing social issues. The four pastors were Rev Anthony Ackwasie, Rev Francis More, Rev Isaac Ezewah and Rev Frank Acquah.

Eight pastors who would be ordained next year after five years probation were presented with licenses while seven exhorters were also given certificates to preach.

Rev Sumaila stated that the nation was going through turbulent and chaotic time and urged the minority parties to play their role instead of issuing threats, which could turn into chaos. He called on the Pastors to be truthful and to base their activities of the principles of the Bible. The Deputy General Superintendent cautioned that they could be dismissed from the Church if they misconduct themselves. He charged members of the Church to respect to their Pastors to promote spiritual and physical growth. Rev Charles Arkoh-Nunoo, Central Regional Superintendent of the Church, had raised 300 million cedis from external development partners in the USA for development.

Rev Arkoh-Nunoo said the Church was to present a Braille science and mathematics books for the inmates of the School for the Blind, at Akropong Akwapim in the Eastern Region. He said the Church had established schools at Swedru, Mankessim, Nteferesse, Twifo Praso and Dunkwa-On-Offin to augment government efforts to promote quality education.

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