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Ghanaians urged to develop strong local economies to resist cultural infiltration

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The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) Church, Right Reverend Francis Amenu has called on Ghanaians to pool resources together to build strong local economies that could withstand external pressures  like imposition of foreign cultures.

He thanked God for the country’s strong leadership that was able to resist the attempt by foreign nations to impose homosexuality on Ghana.

Rt. Rev. Amenu was preaching the sermon at a thanksgiving ceremony to climax the centenary celebration of the establishment of EP Church at Frankadua on Sunday.

The week long celebration was organized under the theme: “When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream“.

He called on Ghanaians to be vigilant and steadfast to always develop good quality leadership skills for the Church, community and the country.

The Eastern Regional Minister, Dr Kwasi Akyem Apea-Kubi, who represented Vice President John Dramani Mahama, said government had constructed 363 new school blocks  in the Region.

These school blocks were to replace “Schools-Under-Trees” and school dilapidated structures within the last three years.

He said currently, plans were almost complete for another batch of 150 contracts to be awarded for the construction of more of such schools by next year and appealed to parents to ensure that their children spent more time with their books when they returned from school and at the weekend.

Dr Apea-Kubi said the poor environmental sanitation caused the recent floods in the Region and Accra and urged religious organizations to carry out education on the subject of good sanitation practice and hygiene.

Togbe Kofi Akrobortu III, Chief of Frankadua, thanked the EP Church for the establishment of schools in the area and appealed to parents to take the education of their children seriously.

He appealed to the EP Church to establish an Information, Communication and Technological (ICT) Centre for the community to help bridge the digital divide.

Source: GNA

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