Ghanaians urged to support NDPC

Dr.Nii Moi Thompson,Director-General,NDPCBrother Ishmael Tetteh, the spiritual leader and founder of Etherian Mission, on Saturday, urged Ghanaians to support the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) when it kicks-start.

The efficient administration of the plan, according to him, would ensure continuous growth at various sectors of the economy.

Brother Tetteh made the call during the annual planetary liberation day seminar at the Etherian Mission Temple in Accra.

The event, organised to discuss how partisan politics and religion could be used to advocate peace, was held on the theme, ‘Inter-political and inter-religious harmony: The road to world peace”.

It brought together participants from other religious organisations such as Afrikania Mission, Centre for Spiritual Awareness (CSA), Hare Krishna Movement, African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem and Brotherhood of the Cross and Staff.

Brother Tetteh lamented that religion and politics had become the breeding grounds for conflicts, division and wars.

He noted that religion was to assure people of God’s promise to save the world from pains and hazards, while politics was to be used to harness and manage resources for development.

Brother Tetteh, however, observed that the two institutions had failed to play their roles effectively, saying, “What we see today is the exact opposite and we need to rethink”.

He suggested a programme to define Ghana’s national identity and character, saying that “If we fail to have this system in place, Ghana as a nation would develop at a snail’s pace and it would be a waste of time”.

Brother Tetteh said, a national think tank, made up of seasoned politicians, scientists, clergy and civil society should be set up to determine  the character of Ghana.

“Character is very important because it determines the attitudes required for national success,” he said.

Mrs. Doris Codjoe, the Public Relations Officer of the mission, expressed worry that political party representatives were invited for the programme but failed to attend, saying, “this would have given them the opportunity to know what the electorates expected of them in the area of peace”.

By Luther King Owusu-Amoah








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