Wednesday 5th September, 2012Printable Version
Cape Coast, Sept.4, GNA - The Anglican Bishop of Cape Coast, the Right Reverend Daniel Sylvanus Adotei Allotey has predicted that the nation would come out of the December general elections, stronger and a better nation than before.
He said though partisan politics was not a dirty game as was being claimed but a thinking game, the Church does not engage in partisan politics and would continue to play its spiritual role by praying for the nation, offering counsel and speak into some situations.
The only challenge, he said, was for Ghanaians to strive to protect and maintain the peace prevailing in the country saying they are enjoying that atmosphere by the Grace of God.
Bishop Allotey was speaking at the media launch of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Cape Coast Anglican Diocese during which he tasked all Ghanaians to play their respective roles to help foster continued peace and ensure the progress of the nation.
The anniversary on the theme, “serving the present age; our calling to fulfill” has been dedicated to the youth with all activities focusing on their total development and human welfare in general.
He said as the future of the Church, the anniversary will be used to prepare the youth for them to get a sound footing both spiritually and physically to enable them take up the mantle of leadership when it was their turn.
Among the programmes lined-up are a youth forum to provide the opportunity for the youth to articulate their concerns, an establishment of an E-Village to serve as an apprenticeship centre to equip the youth in the Region with employable skills and awareness creation on eye care.
Bishop Allotey urged all aspiring leaders and politicians to demonstrate their commitment to peace by ensuring that their followers eschew negative tendencies that could generate chaos and call those who may falter to order.
To the media, he charged it to use its platform to propagate the truth and help build a diversified but a united nation adding that developmental issues must be of concern to it.
He also urged the youth never to be gullible and accept anything as the truth but to develop an interrogating mind and probe issues to arrive at the truth.
Giving a brief history of the Cape Coast Diocese of the Church, Bishop Allotey said the Diocese began in 1981 after the Accra and Kumasi Dioceses which were set up in 1909 and 1973 respectively and that its membership of 3,000 since it began had rose to 9,500.
The Diocese has several schools, an eye centre that is internationally acclaimed, a seminary which trains priests from Sudan, Cameroun, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ghana.
It will also make a presentation to the Cardio Thoracic Centre at Korle Bu as part of the celebrations.
Present at the media launch were the Very Rev Francis Koomson, Dean of the Christ Church Cathedral in Cape Coast, Canon Joe De-Graft Johnson, Administrator of the Bishop Ackon Eye Centre and a lecturer at the Cape Coast Anglican Seminary and Very Rev Dr Victor Atta-Baffoe, Dean of the Seminary.