[ 2012-09-11 ]
Ghana should not repeat the mistakes of others -Bishop warns
The Right Reverend Dr Daniel Yinkah-Sarfo, the
Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, has urged political
parties and their supporters to do everything to
steer the nation off the path of confusion and
They should draw useful lessons from the mistakes
made by politicians elsewhere in Africa, resulting
in bitter conflicts.
The Rt Rev Dr Yinkah-Sarfo was speaking at a forum
to educate the people on their fundamental rights
and civic duties in Kumasi.
It was organized by the Asante Presbytery of the
Presbyterian Church of Ghana and brought together
members of the church, political party activists
and youth groups.
The Anglican Bishop underlined the need for
decency, tolerance and political accommodation.
“What Ghanaians want to hear is how those asking
for their votes are going to tackle the growing
poverty, joblessness, destruction of the
environment and the myriad of challenges they are
daily confronted with.”
He said the electioneering campaign therefore
should be based on issues of real interest to the
people – the policies and programmes that would
improve the quality of life.
The Rt Rev Dr Yinkah-Sarfo appealed to the people
to share in the responsibility of helping to make
the December 7 general elections, free, fair,
transparent and credible.
He cautioned against complacency, saying the
relative peace the nation was enjoying must never
be taken for granted.
The Rev Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, Chairperson of
the Presbytery, said they would continue to
educate their members on their civic
responsibilities and assist them to actively
participate in the political governance of the
Mr Isaac Owusu, Deputy Ashanti Regional Director
of the Electoral Commission, said the Commission
is determined to ensure the successful conduct of
this year's elections.
Source - GNA
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