Politics of Tuesday, 3 April 2007
Asamankese (E/R), April 3, GNA-Ghanaians have been strongly warned against what has now become a daily 'verbal war' among followers of the ruling NPP and the NDC on the country's air waves.
Leaders of the two giant political groups have therefore been called upon, as a matter of necessity, to do all they could to halt this unpleasant trend as early as possible before it was delivering a devastating blow to the country's young democracy.
Apostle Dr. Joel Kofi Ayim, the Founder and Leader Of the Christ Compassion Ministry International Church (CCMIC), gave the warning at Asamankese in the Eastern Region on Sunday.
He was closing a month-long Pre-Easter Special Fasting and Prayer programme held at Ozeko, the Headquarters of the Church, near Asamankese.
Apostle Dr. Ayim said ; 'we should utilise such precious air time used to highlight political issues which more often than not tended to disintegrate the people, to discuss things that would foster closer ties among members of the various ethnic groups in the country. 93
He said continuous utilization of the media for political expediencies might cause more harm than good to both socio-economic and political development of the nation.
Apostle Dr. Ayim said the time has come for Ghanaians, irrespective of political, ethnic and religious leanings, to focus their attention on collective planning and execution of programmes that would bring prosperity to the people and free the vulnerable people in the society from perpetual bondage of poverty.
He cautioned people who deliberately haul insults on both current and the former Presidents of the country through phone-in programmes and other media under the guise of democracy.
Apostle Dr. Ayim reminded the citizenry that leaders of nations were appointed spiritually by God before they were offered the mandate of their people materially, so they must be accorded all the respect and honour due them by their people to correspond with divine principles. "Anyone who insulted them should know that he or she had insulted the Creator".
Apostle Dr. Ayim said the programme to change the country's currency was a divine directives, adding that he had a vision about the coming change over as far back as in 1999 and subsequently made it public but those who heard the message did not believe it. He has therefore counselled Ghanaians to accept the challenge and co-operate with the Government for smooth and orderly change over in July this year.
Apostle Dr. Ayim stressed the need for all and sundry to contribute their quota towards the eradication of practices militating against effective environmental protection and growth. About 1000 members of the Church, including pastors, Elders, and branch leaders took part in the programme during which prayers were said for political, religious, and traditional leaders of the country. Special prayers were also said for a lasting peace and unity among Ghanaians and socio-economic progress for the country in the years ahead.