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Leaders must stand for peace – Speaker

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Speaker Doe Adjaho
Speaker Doe Adjaho

Mr Doe Adjaho, Speaker of Parliament, has appealed to leaders to stand for peace and call their errant followers to order.

“It is said that if one does not stand for something, he or she falls for everything,” he said.

Mr Adjaho said any political leader unable to call his followers to order in the interest of peace and be prepared to pay any “political price” therefore loses the fitness to lead.

He was addressing the thanks-giving service of the fifth General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Ho under the theme, “God of life, lead us to justice and peace and dignity for growth and development.”

Mr Adjaho appealed to the media to disregard and shame those who engage in hate speech and instead promote peace and development.

He drew the media’s attention to the biblical injunction that, “all things are lawful… but not all things are expedient: all things are lawful… but all things edify not.”

Mr Adjaho, promised to support reconciliation initiatives between the E.P. Church and the Global Evangelical Church after 23 years of schism.

He said several things had been lost following the break up.

Mr Adjaho pledged 10,000 Ghana Cedis to the Moderator’s Investment Fund, half of which he redeemed.

President John Mahama also redeemed his pledge of 10,000 Ghana Cedis to the Church on Sunday.

Source: GNA

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