Ashongman Local Council of Churches organises peace games

By
Patience A. Gbeze, GNA

Accra, Aug. 23, GNA
– Local Council of Churches (LCC), Atomic Hills Estate, Ashongman has organised
a peace game to unify the people in the target area and it’s environ before,
during and after the December 7 elections.

The programme is an
annual event, which seeks to foster unity and oneness among the different   churches in the community.

It is also aimed at
using games and sports as a tool of evangelism to bring the youth in the
Community who do not know Jesus Christ to know Him and live decent lives.

This year’s games
were preceded by a talk on the: “Role of the Church During this year’s
election.”

Mr Patrick Kwaku
Darko, Ga East District Civic Education Officer, National Commission on Civic
Education, said the youth is the backbone of the country and expressed the need
for them to be careful the way some politicians use them to destroy properties
during election.

He alleged that some
politicians at time give money to the youth to cause havoc during general
election and urged them to desist from such acts.

He advised them to
use the game as a means to create peaceful environment that should be extended
during the election period.

“During election
day, no one should be seen in party T-shirts or party colours or drink alcohol
during the elections,” he advised.

Mr Darko announced
that the Voters Register was opened from August 19 to August 26 to enable those
who turned 18 years but could not register to do so.

Those who lost their
voters identification card, he said, should go to the District Offices or the
Headquarters of the Electoral Commission with their identification or two
Ghanaians to guarantee for them.

The Local Council of
Churches is made up of 18 Churches in the Ashongman Estate Community with more
than 10,000 people.

The event comprises
Football, Volleyball, Tug of Peace, Ludo, Oware, Ampe for Adults, Sack Race,
Spoon and Lime Race, Musical Chairs for the Children.

Mr Solomon Boafo,
Secretary of the LCC said this year eight Churches out the 10 Churches
participated in the fun games, including the Church of Pentecost, Presbyterian
Church of Ghana, New Life Global Outreach, Shammah Assemblies of God, Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the Atomic Hills United
Church.

He said this year’s
event has been tied to the numerous calls for peace in this years’
electioneering before, during and after the 2016 election hence the theme:
“Promoting Unity and Peace Through Sports and Games.”

At the close of the
games Presbyterian Church of Ghana won the football and Tug of peace categories
while Atomic Hills United Church, won the Volleyball competition. They were
presented with Silver cups.  

Ebenezer Baptist
Church, won the male Ludo Competition, Evangelical Presbyterian Church won the
sack race, Methodist Church won Oware, while Presbyterian Church of Ghana won
musical chairs and were all presented with certificates for first position.

GNA

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