Citizenry asked to preserve nation’s assets

The New Juaben South Municipal Chief Executive in the Eastern Region, Isaac Apau- Gyasi, has asked the citizenry to be proud of their heritage and culture since it will enable them to protect and preserve the nation’s assets.

“Celebrations such as Independence Day and other national celebrations are important because it brings peace, harmony, unity and national cohesion and also reminds us we are all one people from one nation with a common destiny,” he stressed.

Mr Apau-Gyasi made the call when he addressed the celebration of Ghana Day on the theme, “Christian Civic Responsibilities” at the Full Gospel Church International (FGCI), Koforidua branch.

According to him, “The month of March is important and must never be forgotten in our history, I commend religious bodies and civil society organisations for laudable programmes and activities to awaken nationalistic feelings and sense of belonging to preserve and protect national assets.”

Commenting on the theme, Mr Apau-Gyasi noted that it was important because it emphasised on the need for Christians to know their civic roles and responsibilities as patriotic citizens and advised them to exhibit acts of patriotism as written in the scriptures and also support and assist government policies and programmes to build the nation.

Mr Apau-Gyasi enumerated a number of policies and programmes rolled out by the government and appealed to religious leaders to take advantage of them to enable the government to reduce youth unemployment.

On the COVID-19 virus, he advised leadership of organisations to “educate and sensitise the citizenry to follow directives by Ministry of Health and practice personal hygiene to ensure virus free death in Ghana.

The MCE pleaded with congregation of religious bodies, especially the youth not to allow any politician to use them to derail the peace, unity, harmony and national cohesion prevailing in the country, before, during and after campaigns and elections.

The head pastor of the church, Reverend Dela Fiagome, said the National Council of the church instituted the Ghana Day about five years ago to exhibit the cultural diversities in the body of Christ.

Earlier, Mrs Esther Nyaunu, head of the health team of the church, educated and sensitised the church on the dos and don’ts concerning COVID-19 virus saying, “Let us add our prayers to directives of health personnel and the Lord who always hear us, will answer us.”

BY SAMUEL OPARE LARTEY, KOFORIDUA

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