The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. John Alexander Ackon, has asked religious leaders to use their enormous influence with the people to assist all to step back from intolerance and trash-talking those who do not share their views, beliefs and values.
That, he said, was important to sustain the peace, especially, as the nation inched closer to the December polls.
The Minister, who was addressing the 12th biennial convention of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (FGBMFI) – Ashanti, said they should aid everybody to put “Ghana first” in everything they did.
“Be fruitful and multiply” was the theme chosen for the three-day event held in Kumasi.
Mr. Ackon said the expectation was they would play pivotal role to dial down tension and keep the society calm.
He reminded the Fellowship that as a Christian faith organization, its members had a responsibility to become good example to others in their communities by upholding the values of love, mercy and forgiveness.
“They possess an infinite capacity to be productive in their everyday endeavor – the products of their minds and hands have the potential to transcend the ordinary and touch the lives of other creations of God.”
Mr. Ackon applauded the members for the significant contribution they were making to business growth and the strong Christian values being brought into business operation.
He cited numerous projects they were undertaking in the areas of entrepreneurship development, micro-finance and capacity-building of business operators and other professionals and said these were commendable.
Dr. George Prah, National President of FGBMFI, said the goal of the Fellowship was “to awaken the sleeping giant of evangelism and arouse God’s consciousness at every opportunity”.
It had embarked on an integrity drive to aid its members to imbibe Godly principles and values, provide sound mentorship in integrity to the youth, to give leadership and secure the country’s future, he added.
Nana S.G Addai, National Director, Ashanti, said the region through its 18 chapters was working in diverse ways to win souls for Christ.