General News of Monday, 10 February 2014
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to stop criticising the government and effectively use their brainpower to assist the government to move the nation forward.
According to him, the greatest weapon given mankind by God is the brain, and if Ghanaians could use that weapon to acquire knowledge, it would be of an enormous benefit to the country.
The former President made the appeal when he gave the keynote address at the maiden graduation of the Nhyira Prophetic Institute of the Quickening Word Baptist Church International on Saturday.
Fourteen prophets and prophetesses passed out from the institute.
Mr Kufuor, who was the guest speaker at the ceremony, called on the graduates, as well as men of God in the country, to play a key role in helping to shape the nation.
He said the country could be set free from hardship only if men of God preached the unadulterated truth, drew unbelievers to the instructions of the Bible and prayed fervently for God’s intervention.
Making his submissions on the current state of the economy, Mr Kufuor said the country’s challenges were not peculiar, adding that “countries all over the globe are facing similar encounters”.
Former President Kufuor also used the platform to rebuff the assertion that the country lacked adequate resources to help it develop.
He expressed concern over the alarming rate of unemployment and the spate of armed robbery cases in the country.
According to him, Ghanaians lived in perpetual fear because of security concerns that emanated from unemployment.
He, therefore, called for immediate measures to beef up security in the country and also to reduce unemployment.
The President of the Nhyira Prophetic Institute, Prophetess Mrs Jules Nhyira Wallace, said the essence of founding the institute was to train prophets to counter the operations of the false ones.
The graduates were presented with certificates of ordination and licences to practise.