Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, has charged Ghanaians to conduct themselves in a way that would preserve the peace and stability of the country as the nation draws close to the December 7 general elections.
“Let us put Ghana first and not do anything that threatens the peace of the country,” he stressed.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the Peace Festival 2016 of the Musama Disco Christo Church (MDCC) at Gomoa Eshiem in the Central Region.
The festival, which is being attended by MDCC members from all over the country, is also being used as an occasion for thanksgiving and prayers for Ghana.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur sated that President John Dramani Mahama is committed to peace and as such urged all political actors to commit themselves to the process.
He said the church also has a role to play in ensuring peace during the elections by teaching and preaching peace.
He called for unity among members of the church and prayed for peace and reconciliation.
Vic President Amissah-Arthur said the NDC intends to campaign on issues because the government has a superior achievements in terms of records, which its opponent cannot much.
“On my part as the Vice President I am committed to peace, I do not believe in confrontation politics or politics of insults,” he added.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur announced that the road from Ankamu junction to Afransi has been awarded on contract and that work would start soon.
He also promised to support the building of a library in memory Hopna Q. Jehu-Appiah a former and late Deputy of Minister of the Region and grandson of the founder of the church.
Prophet Moknajeeba Jehu-Appiah, Akaboha IV, General Head of the MDCC giving a brief history of the church stated that the mission was founded by Joseph William Adjanka Appiah who became known as Prophet Jemisimiham Appiah.
He said he was very active in politics and during the Gold Coast era became executive member of the Aborigine Right Protection Society.
He said the founder also prophesied about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in the 1920s, who later become the first President of Ghana.
Kweku Ricket Hagan, the Central Regional Minister commended the church for its continuous prayers for the country.
Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur donated GH¢10,000.00 towards the building of the library.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur also made a whistle stop at Gomoa Eshiem where he urged the party supporters to vote massively for the NDC to retain it in power to continue with the good works it was going. -GNA