Right Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has called on church leaders to educate their members on their civic responsibilities.
He said that the progress of the church would determine the development of the nation.
Rt Rev. Prof. Martey made the call at the 90th Anniversary thanksgiving service of the Ga Presbyterian church of Ghana on the theme: “The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Ga Presbytery,” in Accra at the weekend.
He said looking at what was happening around the world, in Africa and in Ghana, ethnocentric and inflammatory speeches by politicians and political activists were challenges not only to the government but also to the church.
Rt Rev. Prof. Martey noted that the country is made up of about 70 per cent Christians and believers and they have a greater say in the election of the country’s leaders.
He said politicians who mobilise ‘machomen’ to brutalize innocent people do not deserve to lead Ghanaians.
Rt Rev. Prof. Martey asked “Does a politician who utters hatred speeches and fan tribalism deserve to be a leader in the present day Ghana?”
He said the violent behavior of some of people in on-going biometric registration exercise, posed challenges to the church.
Rt Rev. Prof. Martey asked Christians to be witness of all the good works and utterances of Jesus Christ.
He used the occasion to inaugurate a water treatment plant for the Immanuel Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
The project was implemented by the Immanuel congregation with support from idlewild Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tennessee, United State of America.
The Ga presbytery, which was started in 21st July 1922, currently has a total population of 171,447 with 28 Districts, two mission fields and 221 congregations.