The Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, Rt. Rev. Dr. Seth Senyo Agidi, has condemned the political polarisation in the country and its resultant tension ahead of this year general elections.
He said the development was dangerous for the country’s peace and stability.
Rt. Rev Dr. Agidi therefore urged the political leaders in the country to take steps to minimise the tension and build bridges across the political divide as ‘we are one people with a common destiny’.
He gave the advice when he preached the sermon at a special church service held at the Kekeli E.P Church, in Tema on Sunday to commission seven newly trained pastors for the church.
The pastors who completed their programme this year, at the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, are Victor E. Akpi, Saint D.A. Amegbe, Eleworlasi Ankah, Senyo Attipoe, Ishmael Goglo, Nelson J.S. Tam and Johnny D. Timpong.
They have been posted to various branches of the church to serve their probation.
The Moderator also urged politicians to seek the welfare of Ghanaians, adding that seeking power for selfish gain was inhuman and did not augur well for the nation.
He advised the church to avoid discrimination, be compassionate and share its wealth with one another.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Agidi charged the church to lead the crusade to eradicate poverty in the country.
The church also honoured the Inspector General of Police Mr. John K. Kudalor, at the same ceremony. Mr. Kudalor, a staunch member of the church was honoured for his dedication and elevation to the high office of IGP.
The Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Tema Metropolis, Isaac A. Odamtten, lauded the E.P. Church for its contribution to education, health and the social wellbeing of the people of the country.
He called for more collaboration between government and the church to help alleviate poverty and suffering.