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“And, let me assure that this Government has no plans to change the law on same-sex marriage. We have no authority, and we will not seek any authority to do so,” President Akufo-Addo has said.

These were the words of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 9th August, 2018, at the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church, in response to an appeal made by Rev. Dr. S.K. Ofori, Moderator of the Church, for Government not to bow to pressure, internal or external, to legalise same-sex marriage.

Speaking on the theme of this year’s Synod, “Effective Discipleship – the Cross and Our Commitment”, the President stated that Government and the Church, two institutions who both hold out promises for a better tomorrow, have a duty and responsibility to work together to improve the condition of the people.

According to President Akufo-Addo, Ghana has a young population that is no longer willing to wait for the long-promised improvements in their lives, and, thus, believes that Government and the Church can work to raise the pace of development to meet the needs of the people.

Whilst not against the building of magnificent cathedrals or mosques, President Akufo-Addo stated that “I believe also very much that the towns and cities should have paved roads, good sanitation and beautiful homes for the people to live in, when they go to worship.”

Whilst encouraging the youth to hear the call of the Lord to become priests, prophets, preachers, President Akufo-Addo noted further that “we should also spur them on to become engineers, scientists, carpenters, masons, plumbers, mathematics teachers, tailors, etc., because we must have a properly functioning society to be able to worship in peace.”

Recounting the contribution of the Church to the development of the nation, he noted that the churches were seen as leading the drive for development, as they built and ran schools and hospitals, led the campaign for good sanitation, and preached and practiced.

With the public looking on as priests compete to show who is the more powerful and who is the richer, and with the public looking on as some of the churches appear to forget about the poor and the vulnerable in society, and concentrate on being outrageous, President Akufo-Addo stated that “it is not surprising that there are calls for taxes to be imposed on church incomes.”

He added that “When you step out of the charity sphere, out of education and out of healthcare, you are putting yourself in the line of the taxman.”

Education and hard work, the President said, have been shown to be the surest path to success for both individuals and nations, “and our country would not make any progress if the Church should contradict and undermine this principle, by preaching miracles as the answer to our needs.”

It is, thus, in the interest of the country that its resources are pulled together to build a happy and prosperous nation.

“I know that the Church can be very influential, and make a dramatic difference in education, health and sanitation. The same enthusiasm that you are able to marshal to grow and increase your numbers, that same enthusiasm can help to build Ghana. Let us join hands together and build the happy and prosperous Ghana we all want. It is well within our reach,” President Akufo-Addo concluded.
Source: Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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Name: amanbu aye trokaaa.
Leo and Nature's prophet. both of you are Igmorant. how is nana addo a self made man ?? the man was the son of a ceremonial underachieving president and dropped out of schools and now rules ghana with 3rd class thinking. a position as president he only got by selling his father's ill gotten properties which he is now trying to re-acquire by demolishing homes in Kyebi and at Accra. find out what self made means and you will know it does not to the akuffo addo ofori amoako atta family ***barred word***.
Name: Nature's Prophet
I pray that those who insult an elderly person or a seventy year old SELF-MADE MAN grow to be 70 years. You put so much curse on you, your family and your generations to come and not yet born. You should read the holy book. You will wake up on Friday to go to the mosque or on Sunday to go to the church. AAaaaaHH!!!!! What did he have to lose if Nana Akuffo-Addo had not become the president. Check the lives of Mahama and Nana Akuffo=Addo and see who is a self-made man. I don't believe Kwame appeatu and butumbaza and the likes of him have parents. Because you are not getting stolen money again, you are prejudiced. That is why you kids are dying like chickens. Because of politics, you insult self-made men whom your parents can't compare themselves to these self-made men. I pray for curses upon curses on those insulting elderly people who have been blessed. AT 70 YOU ARE BLESSED. The president who is 70 and does not lose anything if he had not become a president thinks about you hungry, miserable I d I O T S and your generations to come and not to create, loot and share that is why he's been able to let thousands of kids to attend free school and not go and build and buy houses and hotels in Dubai. Do you guys have brains in your head. Anyway, people like you are already cursed.
Name: Agbaja Ike
OH Ghanaians, don't we feel ashamed of some of the words on the social media for our president? Infact one can judge from some of the comments that we still have uncivilized people in our mist.Whether you change your name and write those ***barred word*** things, don't forget GOD will judge you for your disrespect to elders.We don't know why the younger ones are now dying more than the older once.GO AND READ YOUR BIBLE,you ***barred word*** once.
Name: Leo
You are a fooöl @npp mutumbanaza
Touching on calls for churches to be taxed, Mr. Akufo-Addo said that has come up because of the affluence being displayed by some members of the clergy in Ghana. Is it your money? Leave them to answer to God about the lies and wickedness they are unleashing on Ghanaians just as you are equally doing politically. Just as their ends will come, you own too go come p333!!!

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