He said it was critical to work together – complemented each other’s effort to bring development, transform and help everybody to live in human dignity.

He was addressing the biennial national council meeting of the Boys Brigade of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) in Kumasi.

“Do not love the world or things in the world” was the theme chosen for the three-day event.

Mr. Ackon indicated that the church should not focus only on the spiritual growth of the people but become active in efforts at making sure that they had access to education, quality health, jobs, potable water and sanitation facilities.

He said the government alone could not provide for all the felt needs of the population and that was why the contribution of the church was important.

The meeting provided the platform for the brigade to review its performance and discuss the way forward.

The Boys’ Brigade is one of the largest youth organizations in the PCG and has been at the forefront of efforts at promoting Christian values among young people.

It has been organizing mentorship and leadership training programs to groom them into responsible adults.

Mr. Ackon reminded the youth to desist from anything evil, immoral and likely to ruin their lives.

He counseled them to be patriotic, cherish hard work and to get involved in community service.

Mr. Kwamina Amponsa-Dadzie, National President of the Brigade, described as deeply worrying the growing indiscipline among the youth and said they were determined to strengthen the conversation with the young people to pull them back from the path to self-destruction.

They needed to be aided to avoid making wrong choices – decisions that would forever torment them, he added.

Source: GNA/News Ghana

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