Politics of 2013-12-10

Politicians should learn from Mandela's qualities - Moderator

A top church leader has said Mr Nelson Mandela’s awesome peace-loving disposition, which created and maintained comradeship among the various races in South Africa after the demise of apartheid, is a quality African leaders should be craving for.

Rt. Rev. Francis Amenu, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, said this in a sermon at the thanksgiving service on Sunday to crown the centenary celebration of the Agotime-Afegame EP Church at Agotime-Afegame.

He said African political leaders should be harnessing segments of society towards tackling the developmental problems of their countries and not acting to divide them.

Rt. Rev. Amenu said Mr Mandela’s life was a remarkable one for all African leaders to emulate.

He urged Ghanaians to reflect on the life of Mandela and resolve to do the right thing, honour taxes and levies, eschew corruption and stop smuggling.

The EP church was founded in that community in 1907 along with formal education.

Rev. Richard Mawutor Buamah, Associate District Pastor, said ethnic and political differences should not be wedges preventing the different segments of society from working together.

“The future of our dear Church depends on faithful individuals of today, willing to sacrifice time, talent and wealth,” he stated.

He said it was his prayer that the historic celebration did not manifest only in the merrymaking but also show in “an inner rejuvenation and re-dedication to God the Father Almighty”.

Nene Mahumansro XIV, Le Mantse of Agotime-Afegame, said the centenary of the Church was in fact a community affair as the church coming along with education had produced “many prominent citizens that have made a significant impact on the national and international scene in diverse areas.”