Christians Must Take Up Political Leadership Positions -Presby Moderator
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, has admonished Christians and men of exceptional and principled character to take up political leadership in the country.
According to him, it was the only way the nation’s development agenda could be leapfrogged into its assumed destination.
Corroborating his initial claim, he noted that principled Christians with exceptional character were imbued with the fear God, and are ready to put the plight of the people at heart first, other than their own personal and self-aggrandisement.
The Presby Moderator, who was speaking at a special church service to honour the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa South, Kofi Okyere-Agyekum, was however of the view that it was not advisable for the clergy to be in mainstream politics, even though they had the right to exercise their franchise.
He emphasised that members of the clergy play intermediary roles in the church, and therefore it was not advisable for them to show their faces, since all shades of political interests could be represented in the composition of the church.
Rev. Martey noted: “It is important that many Christians take political leadership positions in order to be able to come face to face with the ordinary people on the street, and live and work with them on a daily basis, and understand them.”
He said Christian political leaders were better placed to fashion policies that would take the people out of the doldrums of poverty. He urged that most of them to take inspiration from the newly-elected honorable member, take a cue from his shining example, and go and shine in politics.
The Presby Moderator indicated that many of our youth today had abandoned their ambitions and jumped into politics, because they find it as a quick way to make money.
This, he believes, was not helping the nation’s growth and developmental agenda, and therefore, asked the youth to stay focused on their dreams and build them to become giants in their areas of endeavour.
On his part, the MP for Fanteakwa South, Kofi Agyekum, thanked the church for supporting his political ambition, and promised never to disappoint them, but rather work hard to improve the conditions of the people who had mandated him to represent them in parliament.
Pix: Please find attached the picture of Hon. Kofi Okyere-Agyekum, MP for Fanteakwa South
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