Accra, Dec 31, GNA - The Government and all stake holders including the church have been tasked to build communities with equal opportunities for all without discrimination, for individuals to have a sense of belongingness and dignity.
There should also be avenues for the marginalised to be protected and wrongdoers apprehended and punished.
This was contained in the New Year message to the nation by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) International read by the Chairman Apostle Dr Kwame Ntow Amoani.
Apostle Amoani said, “We should as a nation aim at maximizing the use of our human resources irrespective of gender, tribe, religion or political affiliation to enhance the best service for the country.
“Integrity should be the value that permeates the rank and file of the Ghanaian society and all citizens must be imbued with qualities of always seeking the best for Ghana, that our dear nation will be a community with recognition for diversity where every citizen is each other’s keeper with a strong resolve and commitment of winning together.”
Apostle Amoani said the Christ Apostolic International pledges to actively collaborate with the state and engage each other in all aspects of National development be it Social, Cultural and Economic to help build a better Ghana for “our generation and generations unborn”.
“I am persuaded that the year 2015 shall bring God's unmerited Grace to Ghana, Africa and the World at large. The number 15 depicts Gods Divine Grace for Man (3 x 5) where the number three reveals the divine completeness of God (TRINITY) and the number five reveals God’s GRACE for mankind and therefore the year 2015 shall be the year where human effort alone can take man nowhere,” Apostle Amoani said.
Speaking on the theme of the Church for 2015 which is "IMPACTING OUR WORLD THROUGH A TRANSFORMED LIFE", the chairman said it had always been a hopeful time to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another and that while 2014 was seen to be challenging for many Ghanaians, they should also look forward to 2015 with the knowledge that there were brighter days ahead and that although the challenges were great, there should be the courage and determination to rise up and meet them."
“Our belief in God as a nation is enshrined in our national anthem, “God Bless or Home land Ghana”. God centeredness must always be upheld as the foundation to all values of the nation, leaders should be committed to high moral and ethical standards, selflessness, visionary and resilient to enable Ghanaians build sound national policies for Health, Education, Agriculture and Defence irrespective of the political ideology of the party in power.
Apostle Amoani said to demonstrate that and to show how unique a Christian was, Jesus metaphorically compared the Christian to Salt and Light, in Matthew 5:13 – 16 because of their unique qualities and their ability to impact any substance they came into contact with.
He added that in the same manner the Church was supposed to be the preservative of a dying and corrupt world. In the perilous end time in a corrupt world full of sin and wickedness, it was the sole responsibility of the Church/Christians and muslims to make an impact by Awakening and Warning.
“I end my New Year message by wishing the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, All Christian Communities and bodies, our brothers in the muslim community, a happy new Year.
“Afehtiapa to the President John Dramani Mahama, Cabinet Members, Ministers, Members of Parliament, the Judiciary, the Security Services and to all Ghanaians.
“I pray that the year will usher our dear nation into God’s unmerited favour in our quest to build a better Society. May God continue to bless his Church and our dear homeland Ghana, and may the coming years be our best ever yet.”