Ghana could progress only through religious tolerance, unity and love – Bagbin
Mr Alban S.K. Babgin, the Speaker of Parliament, has called on Ghanaians to join hands in addressing the challenges facing the country.
He said the country could progress only through religious tolerance, unity and love for one another, and it is unity that will make this country grow to become the country we all desire.
Mr Bagbin made the call in an address read on his behalf at the launch of the 60th-anniversary celebration of the Kingdom Transfer Consortium in Accra on Monday.
The celebration is on the theme: “Ghana, Know Who You Aare, Where You Are Your Exclusive Privileges and what is Expected of You.”
Speaker Bagbin said: “Ghana will be plunged into a state of despair and retrogression if there is no peace and love for one another.”
He said Jesus Christ stood for peace, unity and love and that Ghanaians must show such attitudes to their neighbours.
The Speaker called on the entire citizenry to come together, “whether we are from different ethnic or political backgrounds, to help achieve progress. “
He commended religious leaders for ensuring that there was a high level of religious tolerance in the country despite the different religious faith, which had contributed to the maintenance of peace in Ghana.
The Speaker of Parliament admonished Christians to practice kindness and generosity, adding that it was the only way God would bless the work of their hands.
The Most Reverend George N. Kotey, Founder of The Church of Christ (Spiritual Movement), said, “as Ghanaians, we must have accurate knowledge relating to certain prophetic and historical facts about our nation,”
He said lack of this essential knowledge hindered spiritual growth and adversely affects national economic development.
The Most Rev. Kotey urged the churches to intensify their evangelism to help rid the country of social vices which have been on the ascendancy.