The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asante-Mampong Constituency, Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh has urged Ghanaians not to take the prevailing peace in the country for granted.
He said all efforts should be made to sustain the peaceful atmosphere since without that efforts to better the lives of the people would come to naught.
Mr Addai-Nimoh said this, at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Sekyere Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church at Asante-Mampong.
The Sekyere Presbytery, which was carved out of Ashanti Presbytery 10 years ago, comprise of twelve districts including Asante-Mampong, Yeji, Atebubu, Sekyedumasi, Benim, Nsuta, Kumawu, Effiduasi, Agona, Wiamoase, Jamasi and Ejura.
On issues at the Supreme Court, Mr. Addai-Nimoh noted that, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and NDC were hoping for victory and therefore urged supporters of the two parties to take the eventual ruling of the court in good faith.
The MP commended the Presbyterian Church for its contribution towards education in the country over the years and called on all churches to emulate them.
He said since education was a catalyst for development, it was paramount for the youth to be given the right knowledge and guidance that would enable them to take responsible positions in the future.
Dasebre Osei Bonsu II, Mamponghene, who was the guest of honour, commended the Presbyterian Church for its contribution to the country’s development efforts and urged the church to continue with what it was doing.
He said the church, traditional council and the state were inseparable and therefore urged the three institutions to always work together in the best interest of the people.
The Mamponghene called for unity at all times and advised Ghanaians to desist from backbiting, animosities, hatred and other negative tendencies that would derail the gains made in the country over the years..
Dasebre Osei Bonsu assured them to be the Chief Patron of the Presbytery’s proposed formation of Association of patrons and patronesses.
Earlier in his welcome address, Rev. Ernest Odame Asare, the Asante-Mampong District Minister of the Presbyterian Church advised citizens from the Sekyere area who were staying outside to come and assist in rebuilding the area.
In a related development, Rev. Asare has been elected the Sekyere Presbytery Chairman to take over from the outgoing Presbytery Chairperson, Rev Stephen Osei Sarpong on September 1, 2013.
Story: Nana Yaw Barimah, Asante-Mampong
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