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Contribute to development plan, political parties urged

 Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – The Global Evangelical Church (GEC) has appealed to all political parties to contribute to the drawing of a single credible national development plan for the country.

 Accra, Aug. 4, GNA – The Global Evangelical Church (GEC) has appealed to all political parties to contribute to the drawing of a single credible national development plan for the country.

     The Right Reverend Dr Setorwu Ofori, GEC Moderator speaking at the 2016 Synod of the Church, said all political parties must be committed to implementing this plan when they come into power.

     The four-day event is on the theme: “Thy Kingdom Come; Living the Kingdom Life.”

    Synod is the highest decision making body of GEC and it meets every year to deliberate on the challenges and progress of the church.

    Reverend Ofori said the national development plan would be a foundation for collective governance and collective accountability to the state.

“We need peace for development in Ghana and we must pursue things that will make our nation more peaceful”.

     He said no single political party’s manifesto could fulfil Ghana’s dream of becoming a great and prosperous nation.

     Rev Dr Ofori urged Ghanaians to work towards promoting peace before, during and after the 2016 general election slated for December 7, 2016.

     He acknowledged the numerous developmental strategies and programmes being implemented by government.

     He said the theme for the event was a call to action, a call to walk the talk and a call to do the will of God as citizens of the Kingdom, explaining that as Christians, the theme was a constant reminder to live in the realities of the Kingdom; our lives must portray heaven on earth.

     He said the Church was committed to reaching out to the marginalised, underprivileged and the vulnerable in society with charitable social services and spiritual support.

     Rev Dr Ofori said it was the desire and prayer that God’s Kingdom be established in the state.

     Mr Prosper Bani, Minister for the Interior, commended the leadership for their foresight and momentum in leading the developmental process in the society.

    He called on Ghanaians to continue to have confidence in the country’s law enforcement agencies, assuring the Church that the country was safe and there was no need to fear.

     He urged all Ghanaians to be law abiding citizens to prevent violence in the country.

    He entreated Christians to continue to pray for the nation and its leadership in the development of the state.

    The Minister said the security services were very alert in preparedness for the forthcoming general elections.

    There were various solidarity messages from other para-churches calling for peace before, during and after the elections.

    Others called on the church to pray for the Electoral Commission and urged leadership to serve the nation effectively.

    The Church took the opportunity to pray for the nation and its leadership and the three arms of government.

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