The Right Reverend Francis Amenu, Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian (E.P) Church on Sunday called on the citizenry
to rally behind President John Evans Atta Mills for the smooth and rapid development of the country.
“LetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all be united and participate intelligently to build a better Ghana,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Right Reverend Amenu made the call at a Thanksgiving Service in Ho to climax the PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three-day working visit to the Volta Region.
He asked the citizenry to be patient and desist from putting pressure on the President for Ã¢â‚¬Å“instant solutionsÃ¢â‚¬Â to the numerous problems of the country.
Rather, they should support the government with their prayers to enable them to deliver on their promises and good intentions for the country.
He advised the President to remain focused and provide the needed leadership to propel the country forward Ã¢â‚¬Å“even in the midst of criticismsÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Rt. Rev. Amenu urged the clergy and other church leaders to complement governmentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s efforts at national development through exemplary and transparent leadership that focuses on the socio-economic development of their members and the communities.
President Mills expressed gratitude to the people of the region for the honour done him during his three-day visit.
He asked Christians and people of other faith to pray without ceasing for the nation.
President Mills said it is Ã¢â‚¬Å“God who gives and directsÃ¢â‚¬Â and that it is only by His divine direction and guidance that the nation could develop.
Prayers were offered for GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favour, protection and peace towards accelerated development.
The President donated 2,000 Ghana cedis to be added to the offertory which was to be donated to the Ho Leprosarium and the Prisons.
The Clergy in the region also presented a Bible to the President and encouraged him to be guided by its principles.
The Jubilee Park venue for the Service was filled to the brim with worshippers mostly in white and national colours who sang and danced in praise of God.