Anglican Church bemoans power crisis, economic hardships

ChurchesThe Anglican Diocesan Synod of Cape Coast on Saturday unanimously expressed worry over the adverse effect of the continued power crisis and the economic hardship on business and the lives of Ghanaians.

It has therefore called on the Government to do everything within its power to address the issues relating to the economy and reduce corruption to ensure judicial use of the nation’s resources to ease the hardship in the country.

This was contained in a press statements copied to the GNA in Cape Coast at the end of the first session of the fourth Diocesan Synod conference held in Cape Coast.

The five day synod, attended by bishops, the clergy and the lay from all the parishes in the Central Region was on the theme “Towards a Mission oriented Diocese in a contemporary Society”

The statement, read by the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Cape Coast, Right Reverend Victor Reginald Atta Baffoe, called for a partnership between parents, the Government and the church to strengthen and deepen social and moral values in all spheres of the society.

This it said would equip the youth to be able to reject any attempt by any other group to impose homosexuality in the country, adding that, “homosexuality is not part of us, it is alien”.

It also expressed worry about the recent strike action by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) and appealed to Government and the GMA to consider the plights of patients whose lives were at risk in view of the strike and called on the GMA to reconsider its decision to resign.

The statement called on both Christians and Muslims to co-exist peacefully at the various educational institutions whiles advising Government to respect the details of the partnership agreement between it and the churches and grant them their due authority to manage the Educational Units.

The Synod also urged all Ghanaians to participate fully in the upcoming District Level Elections and asked political parties to use decent languages during and after the 2016 general elections.

It admonished Christians to develop a right attitude and become stewards of God’s creation, stop the dumping of waste in drains and respond to the environment to prevent disasters such as the June 3 flood and fire disaster in Accra.

Source: GNA

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