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President Mahama with the Reverend Ministers in Sekondi yesterday

It appears President John Dramani Mahama is worried about the incessant posting of pornographic materials on the various social media of late. 

He, therefore, used a thanksgiving service organized for him by the Sekondi-Takoradi Ministers? Network yesterday to appeal to Ghanaians, particularly the youth who had gotten hooked onto the various social media, to use them for fruitful ventures.

Yesterday?s thanksgiving service, organized at the Grace Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church at Effiakuma near Takoradi in the Western Region, was part of the President?s three-day working visit to the area.

He was in the region to inspect ongoing government projects and acquaint himself with the challenges confronting the region so that the appropriate policies would be formulated to mitigate them.

He indicated that in the past 100 years, mankind had made more inventions than in the whole history of the earth.

?Today when something happens here we can capture it with our mobile phones and post the pictures on facebook, WhatsApp and other social media and the next day, the whole world will see the pictures. That is mankind using the talents given him,? he noted.

He continued, ?But we use the same intelligence for evil. With every good thing, there is an evil side by side with it and so something that is supposed to be a good thing like facebook and WhatsApp, people post pornography on them. So how are we using the talents God gave us??

President Mahama told the congregation that the government was investing heavily in the Western Region because the area was becoming the new industrial hub of Ghana, apart from Tema and Accra.

Job Creation

He disclosed that the harbor expansion work would create about 3,000 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs for the people.

He added that a new oil service terminal would be created in the region to service the oil industries operating there, adding that the terminal would also create 5,000 direct jobs and 20,000 indirect jobs.

He told the people that the government had designed a new fertilizer facility to be located somewhere in Shama to produce fertilizer for the local market and for export.


According to the President, Aboadze in the Shama District was becoming the power house of Ghana and that currently, it has three thermal plants operating.

He stressed that the Volta River Authority was in the process of building the fourth and the fifth ones (T4 & T5), pointing out that when completed, Aboadze would become the biggest power generator in the country.

He indicated that the government had stared the construction of the rail line from Takoradi to Kojokrom, near Sekondi, and that very soon he would be in the region again to cut the sod for the commencement of the reconstruction of the Takoradi to Kumasi rail line.

Welcoming the President, Bishop Dr. Emmanuel Botwey told those in leadership positions in the country that moral uprightness was the key to a successful nation.

Later, the man of God prayed for the president for God?s guidance in the discharge of his duties.

From Emanuel Opoku, Takoradi

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