The Chairperson of the Asante-Akyem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church, the Reverend Dr. Anokye Nkansah, has called for strong public support for the fight against illegal gold mining popularly referred to as “galamsey”.
He said this must not be left to the government alone and that it should be all embracing – everybody must accept to join.
He was delivering the sermon at a sermon held to climax the centenary celebration of the Juaso Mount Presbyterian Church in the Asante-Akim South District.
“When the Holy Spirit moves; celebrating our heritage, planning our future”, was the theme chosen for the event.
The Rev Dr. Nkansah reminded the people that it would be doing a great disservice to posterity, if they allowed the pollution of water bodies, the destruction of the forest and farmlands to continue.
He expressed deep concern about what he said was the growing greed, selfishness and disregard for the common good of society.
This, he said, needed to radically change, adding that the indiscipline would have to stop.
“Even more worrying is the moral decadence, fast creeping into the church – the provocative and indecent dressing.”
The Rev Dr. Nkansah urged his colleague ministers of the gospel, to move quickly to ensure that there was discipline and decency in the church.
He praised the past and present congregations for the sacrifices and diverse contribution to the growth of the church over the past 100 years.
Nana Asafoakaa Agyei Tabi, the chief of Juaso, applauded the significant role it had been playing towards the socio-economic progress of the town and pledged to continue to work with it to make things better for the people.