Accra, Aug.31 GNA –
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has charged Ghanaians to conduct
themselves in a way that would preserve the peace and stability of the country
as the nation draw close to the December 7 elections.
“Let us put Ghana
first and not do anything that threatens the peace of the country,” he
Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the Peace Festival 2016 of the Musama Disco
Christo Church (MDCC) at Gomoa Eshiem in the Central Region.
The festival, which
is being attended by MDCC members from all over the country, is also being used
as an occasion for thanksgiving and prayers for Ghana.
Amissah-Arthur stated that President John Dramani Mahama is committed to peace
and as such urged all political actors to commit themselves to the process.
He said the church
also has a role to play in ensuring peace during the elections by teaching and
He called for unity
among members of the church and prayed for peace and reconciliation.
Amissah-Arthur said the NDC intends to campaign on issues because the
government has a superior achievements in terms of records, which its opponent
He debunked claims
being attributed to him to have been made during the inauguration of the
Regional Task Force of the NDC at Agona Swedru.
“On my part as the
Vice President I am committed to peace, I do not believe in confrontation
politics or politics of insults,” he added.
Amissah-Arthur announced that the road from Ankamu junction to Afransi has been
awarded on contract and that work would start on the project.
He also promised to
support the building of a library in memory Mr Hopna Q. Jehu-Appiah a former
and late Deputy of Minister of the Region and grandson of the founder of the
Jehu-Appiah, Akaboha IV, General Head of the MDCC giving a brief history of the
Church stated that the mission was founded by Joseph William Adjanka Appiah who
became known as Prophet Jemisimiham Appiah.
He said he was very
active in politics and during the Gold Coast era became executive member of the
Aborigine Right Protection Society.
He said the founder
also prophesied about Dr Kwame Nkrumah in the 1920s, who later become the first
President of Ghana.
Mr Kweku Ricket
Hagan, Regional Minister commended the church for its continuous prayers for
President Amissah-Arthur donated ₵10,000.00 towards the building the library.
Amissah-Arthur also made a whistle stop at Gomoa Eshiem and urged the party
supporters to vote massively for the NDC to retain power to continue with the