Politics of Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Source: GNA

Anglican Bishop ask Ghanaians to place value on national peace

Right Reverend Daniel Sylvanus Allotey, Diocesan Bishop of Cape Coast Anglican Church, has called on Ghanaians not to take the peace the country is enjoying for granted.

He also asked leaders of the political parties to only handle their followers well and offer qualitative leadership that would enhance national peace.

Rt Rev Allotey made the call in his New Year message in an interview with Ghana News Agency in Cape Coast.

He pointed out that Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace and Christians and mankind in general should be ambassadors of peace.

He prayed for peace and goodwill for Ghana and Africa at large and called for the strengthening of State institutions as well as all the arms of Government to sustain development.

Rt Rev Bishop Nicholas Asane, Diocesan Bishop of Cape Coast Methodist Church urged Ghanaians to use 2013 as an opportunity to forgive one another and live in love and harmony as the Bible instructs.

He also called on Ghanaians to promote the country’s peace by respecting the views of others and not make provocative statements that would bring about chaos.

Bishop in charge of the Western Region and Central Region branches of the Victory Bible Church International, Reverend Richard Ampadu-Duku re-echoed the call on Ghanaians to uphold the peace the nation is enjoying and desist from acts that would plunge the country into chaos.