General News of Monday, 22 June 2015
Mrs Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister, has cautioned against extreme political provocation, saying it has the tendency to disturb the country’s peace.
“We are living in dangerous times, in the present evil age, we are experiencing extreme provocation. A lot of things are happening all over the world,” she said.
The Minister, who is the Member of Parliament for Krachi West, gave the caution in a sermon on the topic: “Walking and living in the spirit,” at the Fourth National Women’s Convention of the Global Evangelical Church held at Wumenu in the Adaklu District of the Region.
“We heard what happened in Upper East when some people had to pour acid on the NPP (New Patriotic Party) Regional Chairman.
“Even though we are playing politics, we don’t have to rejoice over this. We do not have to rejoice because this is somebody’s husband, this is somebody’s daddy, and I’m told he was even paying school fees for other people’s children,” the Regional Minister said.
Madam Ntoso asked Christians not to be unconcerned about issues “because one politician can cause mayhem in this country, for us to run away to another country”.
“As Christians we have to sit up; we should not be quiet, we have to speak when we want to speak because, we have Jesus. If we have Jesus, we have the power of the Holy Spirit. If the Holy Spirit abides in us, he gives us the power to deal with such situations,” she said.
She said there are knowledgeable Christians who do not want to be politicians “because of the tag on politicians that they are corrupt”.
She urged Christians to be in politics “so that we can take the destiny of this country into our hands”.
Dr Mrs Lebene Tettey, a Lecturer at the Department of Modern Languages, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, who was the main speaker for the convention, spoke on the theme: “Walking with God the Holy Spirit, our role as Christian Women.”
She noted that women are the representatives of the Holy Spirit in the home, hence behoves them to be the light and salt of the earth.
She said a woman’s role in the home and society is invaluable and asked the participants to be teachers, encouragers, and the help mates they were called to be.
Mrs Sussie Tefe, Wife of the Synod Clerk of the Church, said the world is experiencing “the last days” where conflicts among nations, political intolerance, hatred, lies, fraud, parental neglect and lifestyles abound making the globe ungovernable.
She described the action of people pouring acid on their fellow beings as a sign of “the last days”, admonishing women to hold on to their value of being good homemakers and peace brokers.
The National Women’s Ministry Coordinator of the Global Evangelical Church, Rev Mrs Edith Adoblosu-Kuhlor, advised Ghanaians to be more tolerant in dealing with each other, saying: “Our ethnic and political differences should not tear the country apart.”
She said Ghanaians should leave a good legacy for their children, adding that “indecent language and profane utterances on the mass media such as television and radio will not do our children any good”.