The Obuasi Diocese of the Methodist Church has opened its 15th annual synod with an appeal to the government to ensure that the GH¢51.2 million judgment debt paid to Alfred Agbesi Woyome is paid back to chest.
“The Synod is humbly appealing to the government to do its best to retrieve the huge sums of money paid to the brother concerned.”
Rt. Rev. Stephen R. Bosomtwi-Ayensu, Bishop of the Diocese, expressed the hope that government would not allow matters concerning the judgment debt to rest.
“I trust that the government would not allow matters to rest till the so called judgment debt money finds its way back to government chest to meet some of our social, educational, medical and developmental needs”, he said.
He said some print media reported some kind of debts paid in the past but “we are pleading with the government that this one being so fresh be dealt with, with dispatch to open the doors to reclaim lost and hidden ones”.
On the biometric voter registration exercise and the impending elections, Bishop Bosomtwi-Ayensu called on Christians never to cease praying to avert any ugly incidents.
“Incidence of macho men and shooting at registration centers’ are occurrences that are threatening to our very survival and must be arrested immediately by prayers and fasting”, he said.
He said God had chosen the next president already and therefore “no intimidation, threats, insults, arrests and what have you will change His mind”.
Speaking on the theme for the synod “The law of sowing and reaping has never been repealed”, the Rt. Rev. Bosomtwi-Ayensu reminded the church members that sowing of hatred, anger, selfishness, lies and envy in the flesh would reap corruption and misery whilst good policies and programmes would bear good fruits and promote the church and the lives of members.
The Obuasi Municipal Chief Executive, Mr John Alexander Ackon in a goodwill message commended the Methodist church for being pace-setters in the reformation of Christianity.