Strikes not good for national development – Rt Rev. Amenu
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church, the Right Reverend Francis Amenu, has said the current agitation on the labour front is counterproductive to national development.
He said what was pertinent for the achievement of national goals was for every citizen to think first of what to do for the nation in order to leave a lasting legacy for posterity, instead of always relying on the central government for everything.
The Rt Rev. Amenu was preaching the sermon on the theme: ‘That all may be one’, at the centenary celebration of the Dzolo-Gbogame EP Church in the Ho West District in the Volta Region last Sunday.
He enjoined the people to allow the theme for the celebration renew them to chart a common purpose of unity and togetherness, while they took stock of the past and learn from experiences to guide them into planning strategically to meet the challenges ahead.
The moderator said they must remove obstacles unity such as greed, hatred and discrimination in the path towards unity, and added that disunity affected growth in all sectors of life and that people within the same party, family, community or nation could still register a stalemate in growth without the requisite rapport to live in diversity.
In an address, the Volta Regional Minister, Mr Joseph Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo, commended the EP Church for its pioneering role in the delivery of services in the educational and health sectors, notably the establishment of the EP University College, the premier university in the Volta Region.
He said although the church had helped in the transformation of the socio-economic lives of the people, its greatest challenge was to wage a war against the increasing involvement of the youth in crimes such as armed robbery, defilement, rape, fraud,the use of hard drugs, cyber crime and occultism.
Nii Afotey-Agbo said the church must guard against the emergence of charlatans and so-called men and women of the Gospel whose lifestyles and conduct sought to destroy the very foundation they claimed to be building upon.
He said what was required now was a repositioning of the citizens to meet the socio-economic expectations of the people.
By Tim Dzamboe/Daily Graphic/Ghana
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