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General News of Wednesday, 8 March 2017


We need consistency in our national dealings – Christian Council

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has tasked Ghanaian leaders to maintain consistency in their dealings to enable citizens have confidence in the systems of operations and governance.

“It is consistencies that breed confidence and therefore we must not do anything that will destroy the solid foundation of hope and confidence with any inconsistencies either in private or public actions,” the Revered Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Council, said in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra.

Speaking on the nation’s 60th anniversary celebration, Dr Opuni-Frimpong said: “Let us raise the fairness, the dignity, the justice and the standard of what we are offering”.

He said whilst the Council congratulates all Ghanaians, especially, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his officials on the occasion of the anniversary, the Council wished to identify itself with the theme: “Mobilising Ghana’s Future”.

Rev Opuni-Frimpong said the theme suggests that the people should go into the future in confidence and in hope, and that the future was hopeful.

“The Council identifies with the theme which is telling all of us to step into the future and in hope but we need to maintain consistencies in our actions,” he emphasized.

He said inconsistencies, whether in private or public actions would end up destroying the solid foundation that the country intended building for the future.

He explained that for instance, the free Senior High School Policy should be implemented in such a way that everybody would feel confident to send their children and grandchildren to public secondary schools.

“It should never happened that government officials will have any reason not to send their own children and grandchildren to the public SHS but to the private schools where they pay huge sums of monies and sometimes in hard foreign currencies, whilst expecting ‘ordinary Ghanaians’ to access the free SHS that is supposed to give future and a hope to Ghanaian children”.

Rev. Opuni-Frimpong also advised politicians to stay away from the operations of galamsey that had been the leading cause of water pollution in the country, saying, “We shouldn’t have politicians who would still be behind galamsey in our quest to protect our environment”.

He further urged all citizens, particularly, all workers, to respond to the national call of mobilizing for the future by going to work on time and working hard in order to help build the future Ghanaians wanted.

Meanwhile, the Council has paid tribute to the great men and women who sacrificed and toiled to bring significant contributions to the nation.

“We have had our ups and downs but through it all, we can congratulate ourselves as a nation”.

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