Reverend Patrick Hans Avettey, Chairman of the Takoradi Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has called on the clergy to be bold and condemn corrupt practices and stealing in the public sector.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said the increasing incidence of corruption and stealing in the public sector was killing the nation and an indictment on the clergy and, therefore, it was time men of God spoke extensively on it to help reduce the menace.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Rev. Hans Avettey made the call in Cape Coast at a prayer festival organised by the Global Evangelical Church to pray for the sustenance of peace for Ghana and sub-Sahara African as well as marshaling themselves into the New Year.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½The prayer festival, which brought together hundreds of congregants from the Western, Central and some part of Ivory Coast, was on the theme: ï¿½Walking with God the Holy Spiritï¿½.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He called on civil servants, politicians, heads of institutions and agencies and office holders to be content with what they had and charged them to look up to the Lord forï¿½ their blessings and shun acquiring wealth through corrupt practices.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Rev. Hans Avettey urged Ghanaians to endeavor to work hard for the progress of the nation adding that the labour unions must have laid down procedures for dealing with their grievances than resorting to demonstrations and strike actions which did not build a nation.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He admonished Ghanaians to rally behind the Government in executing the plans that it had for the nation by playing their respective roles as responsible citizens.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He called on all to do away with political and religious differences and live in peace and harmony for development.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½Pastor Paa Quecy Adu, Head Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Sakumono branch, admonished Christians to be thankful to the Lord for His mercies and protection throughout the year and cautioned them to be mindful of false prophets.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He advised the congregants to endeavor to acquire knowledge by reading and studying the Bible which, he said, could help them distinguish between false prophets and true men of God.
ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½He said Christmas was a period of salvation from bondage of sin and, therefore, called on all toï¿½lead lives that would please God.
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