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General News of Thursday, 20 April 2017


Institutional failure threat to nation's future - Apostle Amoh

An appeal has been made to the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government to put in place measures to empower state institutions to work effectively. The Chairman of the Christ Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apostle Abraham Amoh, attributed most of the challenges confronting the nation to institutional weaknesses.

He said institutional failures due to the lack of law enforcement could cause the nation and its citizens much suffering.

Illegal acts

Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Kumasi, Apostle Amoh was upbeat that most of the various challenges confronting the nation—illegal mining, corruption and other illegal acts—would have been nipped in the bud if institutions were empowered to perform their duties.

The CAC chairman made the suggestions on the sidelines of a church service to climax the month-long activities which marked the centenary celebration of the formation of the Christ Apostolic Church of Ghana at Buokrom in Kumasi.

Apostle Amoh wondered why some people assigned to serve the people allowed greed to influence their actions.

He urged people appointed to various leadership positions in the country to think about the masses through whose taxes they were paid as well as the national interest, before thinking of what they would get from their operations.

Prayer for nation’s leaders

As part of activities marking the centenary celebration, special prayers were said for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Speaker of Parliament and others in various leadership positions, including chiefs, so that they would take good decisions to improve the living conditions of the people of Ghana.

Addressing the congregation before the special prayer session, Apostle Amoh said there was also the need for citizens to pray for their leaders to stay focused and let the welfare of citizens be their priority.

He explained further that all must make it a point to pray for the peaceful co-existence of all residents irrespective of religion, political affiliation, ethnic and other considerations.

Environmental degradation

On the degradation of the environment, Apostle Amoh described those involved as nation wreckers.

He said the degradation of the environment through illegal mining was affecting cocoa and other farm- lands, water bodies, timber and other forest resources.

He further said that rural settlers had to depend on sachet water “although they do not benefit from the illegal mining in any way.”

Apostle Amoh warned that if nothing positive was done about the lawlessness and the degradation of farmlands and water bodies, the nation’s income from the cocoa sector would dwindle.