Religious leaders set up council to maintain peace
By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh
With barely some few days to go to the December elections, religious leaders in the country have called on the dominant political parties -the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) not allow their differences to derail Ghana’s socio-economic development.
According to them, politicians must be careful about their utterances in order not to destabilize the country. The General Overseer of the New Fountain of Life Ministry, Apostle Dr Mathew Antwi made the call at the launch of the Religious Leadership Council of Ghana in Accra.
He passionately appealed to all Ghanaians, particularly politicians, that “our cry for peace, especially in this year’s elections, should not be derailed by our political differences”.
Apostle Dr. Antwi told the well-attended gathering that he had no doubt that the Religious Leadership Council of Ghana would bring added vitality to the efforts of the religious community for the prevention and healing of conflict(s) in the country.
He, therefore, entreated members of the newly launched council to serve as worthy ambassadors so as to educate the various communities about the objectives, mission, and vision of the council.
Apostle Dr. Antwi who is also the President of Religious Leadership Council of Ghana used the occasion to encourage all religious bodies and the government to work in closer collaboration with the council to enhance peace in the country.
He stated that the vision of the council was to ensure that leaders in the religious set-up were coordinated to achieve their God given purposes as well as maintain the peace of the country.
The president of the council also added that the aims and objectives of the council is to institute a system of inculcating religious and moral doctrine in conformity with the Ghanaian culture to the youth.
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