President Akufo-Addo says his administration will ensure that the 2020 elections is conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner to allow the people of Ghana choose the persons they want to lead the nation.The President gave the assurance when he addressed attendees of the Jubilee House festival of nine lessons and carol held at the forecourt of the seat of the country’s Presidency on the 20th of December 2019.
“For the first time in our country, all three arms of government, the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive have each held a festival of Nine lessons and Carols. It is strong testimony of the determination of each arm to be guided in their work by the Christian values of faith, love, charity and reconciliation” the President said.
President Akufo-Addo further said that “this commitment is particularly important especially as we enter a new year in which the nation is going to conduct a general election so that our people can choose the person or persons they want to manage the affairs of the nation on their behalf”.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that we put our best foot forward beginning with the people in this house. We will be conducting the 8th general election of our history in the fourth republic. We have to ensure that it is peaceful, and orderly so that our people can make their choice in freedom and peace. I am very optimistic that that will be the case and that the reputation of our nation as a beacon of democracy will be further strengthened” President Akufo-Addo added.
Officiating Clergy/ Music Ministers
The Carols service was officiated by Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, of the Christ the King Church and Canon Samuel Lamptey, of the Accra Ridge Church. The Harmonious Chorale, Winneba Youth Choir and the Ridge Church Youth Choir provided music during the service. Guest soloists who performed at the ceremony included T. K. Thomas, of the Accra Ridge Church, Genevieve Ofori, and Alice Twum, from the Empowerment Worship Centre. The entire service was produced and directed by James Ato Scott Bennin.
The Nine Lessons
Selected persons including students, heads of State institutions, officials of Civil Society Organizations, Representatives Organized Labour did the reading of the nine lessons with President Akufo-Addo, reading the ninth and final lesson taken from the book of John 1:1 – 14.