Have Faith In The Government — Pres. Mahama urges Ghanaians

DSC_5584President John Mahama has said the cynicism and the pessimism that has characterized the country’s socio-political landscape will not do the nation any good.

He has, therefore, urged Ghanaians to shun cynicism and instead have belief and faith in the ability of the country to achieve significant socio-economic development.

“In any country, faith and belief play a role. If any country can make any progress, it is based on the faith and belief of the people,” he said.

“We have to be a nation of believers so that we can be great and strong,” he stressed.

President Mahama was speaking at a ceremony to dedicate a temple at the Revival Restoration Centre (RRC), Assemblies of God, Roman Ridge, in Accra on Saturday.

The President pointed out that the leadership could have the vision, but it required the contribution of all to achieve the needed development.

“It can’t be only the leader, it is what every single one of us makes,” he said.

President Mahama contended that the developed countries and fast growing economies, such as Japan and China, witnessed development because of the faith and contribution of their people.

For instance, he said, Japan came out from the ashes of the Second World War and got transformed while China had also developed within a few decades.

“All the nations made it because their people believed that they can be great and strong,” he stated.

President Mahama noted that despite the economic challenges, Ghana has made a lot of progress with an average growth rate of eight per cent.

He indicated, for instance, that Ghana was classified as one of the 10 emerging economies in Africa.

The President said the growth of a church was the same as that of a nation, where the faith of the members was crucial in the development of the church.

President Mahama noted that the country experienced challenges of electricity crisis, market fires, slow economic growth and labour unrests this year.

However, he said, the power crisis had been solved while the economy was responding positively and thanked Ghanaians for bearing with the government in the difficult times.

The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Church, Ghana, Reverend Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso, expressed worry about creeping indiscipline, arrogance and empty spirituality in churches.

He observed that many people dressed indecently to church, fidgeted with their mobile phones, danced awkwardly, made empty noises and demonstrated arrogance during church service.

Rev. Frimpong Manso stressed the need for Christians to let their singing, worship and demeanour be to the glory of God but not for man.

He implored pastors and priests to work towards uniting their members, and ridding the church of divisions, tension and partiality.

The General Superintendent said it was important for the leadership of churches to ensure that people felt divine encounter and solution to their spiritual, physical and emotional challenges.

In his remark, Apostle Dr. Alex Nkrumah, who is the Senior Pastor of the RRC, said the dedication of the temple revealed God’s faithfulness in fulfilling his promises on time when people showed commitment to his work.

The RRC was established in 1990 by Apostle Dr. Alex Nkrumah. The church began worshiping in a sitting room in Accra with 11 people, 23 years ago. Construction of the Lord’s Temple at Roman Ridge began in 2007. By Samuel Nuamah

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