The churches were asked to collaborate and complement the efforts of the Police by using their various platforms to educate their members on road safety measures, and avoid actions that could lead to accidents, a release issued by the Christian Council of Ghana and copied to the GNA on Tuesday said.
The call was made by Reverend Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) in a sermon delivered at the Ghana Police Church last Sunday in Accra to mark the eve of the Advent season.
According to him, churches should support efforts to avoid situations where some individuals and families would be counting their losses after the festive season.
“The Ghana Police Service should intensify its public visibility efforts. It must engage churches, and use their various platforms to intensify its road safety campaigns across the nation. Road users must also ensure safety first in all that they do,” he encouraged.
Touching on Advent, which are the preparatory days leading to Christmas; Rev Opuni admonished Christians to prepare socially and economically for the festive season.
He, however, cautioned that the social and economic preparations should not overshadow the primary purpose of Christmas “which is to allow the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ to take place in our hearts for repentance and revival.
“We must use the festive season to renew our devotion to God and make efforts to be at peace with everyone, irrespective of their political, religious and social persuasions,” he emphasized.