General News of 2013-10-20

God has raised his hands on Ghana - Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama says Ghana would soon come out of the socio-economic turbulence it is currently experiencing.
He said: “developed countries such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan and Germany all went through both political and economic turbulence, but with perseverance, they have all succeeded."
President Mahama said this when he joined the Star of the Sea Catholic Church to thank God for his victory in the 2012 election petition case at the Supreme Court a couple of months ago.
This is the fourth time President Mahama has visited various churches to offer thanks after earlier on visiting the Ring Way Assemblies of God Church, Action Chapel International and The Mount Cedar Chapel.
The thanksgiving service was also attended by First Lady Lordina Mahama, Ministers of state, Members of Parliament, and leadership of the National Democratic Congress, among others.
President Mahama said his administration would exhibit best governance practices to sustain Ghana's position on the continent as the shining star of Africa, by deepening her democratic credentials.
He, however, called on all Ghanaians and stakeholders to play responsible roles that would support government to carry out the needed development projects in the country.
"God has raised his hands on Ghana, and we cannot afford to fail the people in our pursuit for growth and development," President Mahama added.
President Mahama said life was a journey that could not be smooth or rough forever, and called for collective prayers to ensure success.
The Very Reverend Father, Samuel Filton-Mensah, Parish Priest of the Star of the Sea Catholic Church advised President Mahama to form a formidable team that could be likened to that of Moses, Joshua and Aaron, to be able to execute the governance of the country.
He said Ghana was abound with numerous natural resources, and therefore had no reason to fail in development. He urged government to harness all those resources for the benefit of all Ghanaians.
Rev. Father Filton-Mensah said although government was currently facing some challenges, with faith, handwork and perseverance, the country would come out of those challenges.
"Instead of sitting down and heaping blames on the devil, every Ghanaian should rather play his or her role responsibly to support the government to perform its duties for the growth and development of the entire country,” Fr Filton-Mensah said.
The Catholic Priest also called on religious leaders to use the pulpit to unite Ghanaians by teaching their flock to harness their potentials and desist from false prophecies that would further polarize the country.