Deputy Minister unhappy about increase in social vices

Mr. Justice Samuel Adjei, the Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, has expressed concern about the upsurge of social vices and urged the public to collaborate with the security agencies to curb the menace.

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Mr. Adjei was speaking at the opening of the 2016 Sunyani Diocesan four-day prayer conference of the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF), attended by more than 400 members at Chiraa, in the Sunyani West District of Brong-Ahafo Region.

He said not a week passed by without a newspaper or radio report about vices such as cyber crimes and armed robbery and noted that most of the perpetrators were the youth.

Mr. Adjei noted the canker could have long term adverse effects on the socio-economic development of the country.

He, therefore, appealed to leaders of diverse backgrounds and patriotic citizens to assist the security agencies in all communities to expose criminals.

The Deputy Minister commended the leadership of the fellowship for organising the conference for the benefit of the youth and implored the participants to lead exemplary lives to become transformational leaders in their communities.

Mr Ernest Osei Baffour, the Diocesan Chairman of the MYF, condemned the practice of politicians who influenced the youth with money to perpetuate electoral violence, saying “Election is not do or die affair”.

Mr Baffour, therefore, entreated the youth to resist all attempts by any politician or group to use them to foment trouble not only in this year’s electioneering but also in subsequent ones.

Mr Baffour said the youth must rather conduct themselves in a peaceful and responsible manner and shun all forms of acts that could plunge this country into chaos.

He also appealed to members of the Fellowship to uphold the Methodist heritage at all times and attach utmost importance to Bible studies and constant prayer.

The Very Reverend James Apraku, the Superintendent Minister of the Chiraa Circuit of the Methodist Church Ghana, entreated Christians to be watchful and discerning in order not to be deceived by false prophets who were there to exploit people.

Special prayers were said for the nation’s peaceful election on December 7, 2016.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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