Akyem Oda (E/R), April 11, GNA – Ms Ophelia Koomson, the Birim Central Municipal Chief Executive, has appealed to religious leaders to use the pulpit to preach peace and unity before, during, and after the December polls.
She said the political climate prevailing in the country “emphasizes difference, disunity and destruction rather than unity and peace.”
Ms Koomson, who was addressing an Easter Convention of the Birim District Assemblies of God at Akyem Oda, said elections were not about war and appealed to Ghanaians to tolerate each other’s views.
She appealed to women in general to lead the campaign to promote peace in the society since during conflicts it was women and children who suffered most.
Ms Koomson urged all Ghanaians above 18 years and above to register in the ongoing biometric registration cautioned minors not to inflate their ages to enable them to register and reminded them of the consequences they would face when caught.
Rev David Frempong Boateng, District Pastor of the Church, said “We should not let the quest for political power to separate us or be a source of tension in the country, rather let us search diligently for peace that lead to development, progress and prosperity”.
Rev Henry Ofori, the Eastern Regional Secretary of the Assemblies of God, expressed worry about political partisanship, provocative phone-in calls on FM stations and said there was the t need for unity and peace in the country.