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Regional News of Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Source: adomonline.com

Assin Fosu Assembly holds intercessory prayers for criminals

The Assin Fosu Municipality has organized an intercessory prayer service in collaboration with the Assin Local Council of churches to pray for criminal in the area.

It is also to foster unity and peaceful coexistence between all the religious groups in the municipality.

Although the year 2018 is yet to end, several young men in the municipality have been arrested by the Assin Fosu Divisional Police Command for one crime or the other.

The Assin Fosu Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Nicholas Kofi Baako, explained that the Assembly is working in their own small way to solve the problem.

“We support the police service with fuel to intensity patrols with several radio and public educational programs on drug abuse organized with the aim of reducing crime, yet, without God’s intervention, the aforementioned measures are in vein. That was why we had to pray for our community.”

Meanwhile, the chairman, of the Assin Fosu Local Council of Churches, Rev. Kwame Apenkwa Brown and other pastors recounted how these prayers worked for the community some years ago.

“Few years ago, the Assin Kushea D/ABasic School recovered from recording 0% in BECE examination two consecutive times after pastors and the then MCE had organized intercessory prayer for the school.”

However, Nana Bimpong Kotoka, who spoke on behalf of the chiefs pleaded on the Assembly to make the intercessory prayers quarterly program to reduce criminal cases in the area.

“Bestiality, defilement, marijuana trade and smoking, robbery, murder and jailbreak are few of the many situations the municipal Assembly, the local council of churches, the police, Nananom, and the entire community, want an improvement in the coming years.”