Christian Council rolls out National Attitudinal Change campaign

The Christian Council of Ghana is embarking on a campaign to conscientise the citizens about the need to change their attitudes.

The campaign dubbed ‘National Attitudinal Change’ is targeted at behaviours that the Council considers inimical to the progress of the country.

Council General Secretary, Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, said they want something to change about especially the manner illegal mining activities are conducted across the country.

Speaking to Gifty Andoh Appiah on The Pulse programme on the JOYNEWS channel on MultiTV Wednesday, he said Ghanaians do not need the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank to have a change of attitudes.

“Cyanide in our water bodies and these metals are having effects on our kidney…something must change,” he said.

The Council’s campaign comes hours after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo called for a balanced approach in the work ethic of Ghanaians.

At an international conference on entrepreneurship held in Accra by the Methodist University College Monday, the President described as worrying the way people throng to church when they are expected to be at work.

“Today, an increasing number of people seem to think that success is dependent on miracles and not hard work…we come to work and spend the first hour or more not on the jobs but on prayers,” he lamented.

Calling for a change in the conduct of things, President Akufo-Addo said “we cannot and should not continue to hide behind religion…[and] the churches and mosques have a crucial role to play.”

Rev Dr Opuni who provide services to the United Nations in Ghana said he would “sack” a staff who fails to strike the balance between work and spirituality.

“The Christian God is a working God,” he said, noting in “Genesis we’ve been told that He [God] worked six days and then on the seventh day, he took a break and had a rest.”

He said the time has come for Ghanaians to consider balancing their work and church activities since the false balance is derailing the progress of the country.

Rev Dr Opuni revealed they are currently using the media to intensify the campaign about a change of attitude, urging the President to demonstrate same by “pulling all of us together.”