Vice President asks Ghanaians to preserve national peace

Accra, Aug.31 GNA - 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 draw close to the December 7 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 stated 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.

Vice 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.

He debunked claims being attributed to him to have been made during the inauguration of the Regional Task Force of the NDC at Agona Swedru. 

“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 on the project.

He also promised to support the building of a library in memory Mr 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.

Mr Kweku Ricket Hagan, Regional Minister commended the church for its continuous prayers for the country.

Later, Vice President Amissah-Arthur donated ₵10,000.00 towards the building the library.

Vice President Amissah-Arthur also made a whistle stop at Gomoa Eshiem and urged the party supporters to vote massively for the NDC to retain power to continue with the good works.


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Published: 2016-08-31 20:05:00
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