By J. K. Nabary, GNA
April 22, GNA - It is time the country
allowed the security apparatus and systems to work to curb insecurity in the
country, Right Reverend Paa Solomon Grant-Essilfie, fifth Bishop of the Winneba
Diocese of the Methodist Church, Ghana has reiterated.
believed that insecurity in the country would be curtailed, if the state owned
Security Systems were allowed to execute their core mandate to ensure harmony
and peace in the country.
In an interview
with the media on the sidelines of the 58th Synod of the Winneba Methodist
Diocese held at the Ebenezer Cathedral at Winneba, on the theme “Go and Make
Disciples of all Nations: Intensifying Our Teaching Ministry towards Disciple
Making” he emphasised the need for the country to allow its institutions to
“We do not need
vigilantism, the security systems in place must protect the citizens” he
indicated, adding that the nation has a standing Army, Police and other
accredited Security agencies which should be able to protect the citizens.
He stated that
even though everybody needed God’s divine protection, physical security
measures were equally important to ensure peace and tranquillity at all times
for people to go about their normal duties with confidence.
said there was enough security personnel in place to protect the citizens than
vigilantes and urged all politicians to stop using such groups to stall chaos
and conflicts in the country.
Earlier in an
address to the Synod, he expressed his gratitude and sincere thanks especially
to the past Bishops and Lay Stalwarts for their prayers, words of encouragement
and immense support given to him to begin his tenure of office.
He said, per
their mandate as Minsters and leaders in God’s vineyard, they were duty bound
to be faithful and work to fill God's Kingdom.
urged Christians to trust the lord in all their endeavours saying “if you don’t
go through challenges, then you cannot be a hero and will never have a
testimony” adding “He who has called us is faithful, let’s trust him to the
He assured all
that God was a covenant keeping and dependable God who will never leave them.