Pres worships at Methodist Church in Agona Swedru

The Superintendent Minister-in-charge of Emmanuel Methodist Church of the Winneba Diocese of the Methodist Church at Agona Swedru in the Central Region, Very Rev. Dr Jacob W. French, has called on Ghanaians, especially those in leadership positions to be committed to the values of the forebears of the nation.

“Those who lead in this nation must abide by the values of honesty, integrity and truth and not based on any negative tendencies,” he said.

Rev. Dr French said this in a sermon when the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as part of his tour of the Central Region joined the church to worship with the congregation on Sunday.

He noted that the President had so far offered the kind of leadership that was in line with the values of the forebears.

Rev. Dr French, therefore, expressed appreciation to God for the leader the nation had found in President Akufo-Addo.

He explained that, the President had over the years demonstrated his love for the country and humanity through various forms such as fighting for human rights and love to see the transformation of the nation.

The Superintendent Minister expressed worry about certain utterances by people on radio and television that promoted “get rich” mentality among the youth.

“Young people now want money but they do not want to study. Education is the value of this nation and not internet fraud (sakawa) or other criminal methods,” he said.

Rev. Dr French admonished appointees of the current administration to serve the nation truthfully and in dignity and not see themselves as above the people they were to serve.

He condemned the current situation where people who sacrifice themselves for the development of the country were rewarded with insults and said, such actions affected the desire of others to serve in various capacities.

“Currently, Ghana is experiencing a situation where a person serving is greeted with insults” he said, and underscored the need for the negative attitude to stop to enable the country to move forward.

President Akufo-Addo in his message to the congregation said the arrangement that would allow people to have access to secondary education in the country would be vigorously pursued.

He said his intention for the introduction of the Free Senior High School Policy was not to destroy the educational structures of the country, and affirmed that, he has no evil intentions for the nation.

His administration, he said, would push for the enactment of laws that would ensure compulsory education for every Ghanaian.

President Akufo-Addo urged the congregation to pray for him and his administration to be able to provide the kind of leadership that would see the transformation of the nation.

Later, during a durbar of chiefs and people of the Agona Traditional Area, President Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to them for their support so far, and gave an assurance of his commitment towards fulfilling every campaign promise his administration made during the 2016 election campaign.

FROM DAVID O. YARBOI-TETTEH, AGONA SWEDRU 

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