Check excessive alcohol adverts on TV, radio – Presby Reverend

AlcoholReverend Joseph Bosomah, Acting Chairman of the Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has expressed concern about the excessive alcohol ads on television and radio.

He, therefore, appealed to government to quickly check the act before it causes harm to the youth.

Rev. Bosomah made the appeal when he addressed the 26th Presbytery Meeting of the Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) in Winneba.

It was on the theme:  “The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church today.”

Rev Bosomah said medical research had shown that many of the premature deaths among the youth today could be attributed to the excessive drinking of alcohol.

He said those alcohol ads were doing more harm than good to the youth and the earlier it was stopped the better.

Rev. Bosomah appealed to the National Media Commission to come out with a strategic plan that could check the advertisements of alcoholic beverages to ensure the safety of the youth.

He appealed to the doctors and labour unions that had embarked on strike to return to the negotiation table with government to save life and increase productivity.

Rev Bosomah also appealed to the government to take steps to resolve the grievances of the workers to enable them to return to work.

He said both government and workers should desist from acts that would stall national economic progress.

Rev Bosomah urged the various districts under the Central Presbytery to intensify their plans to establish more churches.

“Though, we have many preaching posts, we still have to open more churches in our time for our successors to do the nurturing,” he said.

Rev Bosomah said the idea of establishing a Music School in the Presbytery was receiving more attention , adding that a committee had been set up to come out with strategic plans to ensure the implementation of the project.

Reverend Nana Osei Owusu Fosu, Clerk of the Central Presbytery, said the Presbytery would elect new a Lay Representative to the General Assembly of the PCG during the four days meeting.

He said the Central Presbytery had intensified efforts to improve the evangelism drive of the church to win more souls for Christ.

Source: GNA

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