‘Train children to uphold peace’

Mrs. Elizabeth Kyei Kittoe, Connexional President of Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) has admonished Ghanaian women to nurture their children to be advocates of peace before, during and after the December polls.
Mrs.Kittoe gave the advice when she addressed women at the 7th Triennial Delegates Conference in Accra over the weekend.
Themed Witnessing to Christ: The Methodist Identity and Social Impact; The role of SUWMA past, Present and Future  was aimed at promoting disciplines which provoked the proper planning of programmes of action that centered on soul winning for the Kingdom of Christ.
She said women in all endeavours had played important roles in the history of mankind,especially in the area of salvation.
“As loving mothers in Ghana, it behoves on us to portray the love of God, exhibit maturity in interactions with the public in our quest to have peaceful election”, She said.
She explained that in order for peace to be sustained, women would have to preach the message of peace starting with the young people in their house since peace could not be purchased with money and was very expensive.
Mrs. Kittoe encouraged them to be actively involved in seeking the peace of the nation.
She reiterated the need to safeguard the national heritage of peace, tranquility and avoid violence which could plunge the country into chaos.
The Connexional President said women, children, aged and physically were the most vulnerable in times of political instability.
Mrs. Margaret Frempong Koree, the Municipal Director of Education in Ga South advised mothers to remain neutral and tolerate opinions of each political party.
According to her “mothers were natural peacemakers and that peace could be exercised if they eschewed bickering, rumour mongering, discrimination and egotism among others.”
“It is better to live in the house of peace as a slave than live in the house of war as a king or queen” Mrs. Koree said.
She entreated mothers to educate their children in the house as they were the drivers of education, describing it as ‘very important’.

 

By Benedicta Folley

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