"Do Not Take The Nation’s Peace For Granted" - Rev Ayete-Nyampong

The Reverend Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Chairperson for the Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, on Sunday cautioned Ghanaians not to take the prevailing peace in the country for granted. The Akuapem Presbytery chairperson issued the caution in a sermon at the thanksgiving service to climax the ninth anniversary of the Presbytery Singing Band Union at Nsawam. He said considering the political crises in other African countries, everything possible should be done to protect the prevailing peace in the country before, during and after the December polls. Rev Ayete–Nyampong therefore appealed to leadership of the political parties to advice their supporters to refrain from creating an atmosphere of tension that could jeopardize the peace of the country. He said as the nation prepared for the 2012 election it was important for every well meaning Ghanaian to understand that without peace there was nothing any government could do in terms of development. He called on the Christian community to pray for peace in the country at all times. He advised Christians who were into politics to let the presence of Jesus Christ who is the King of Peace be felt in all their political activities. Rev Ayete-Nyampong urged the church members to take part in the ongoing biometric registration exercise in order not to be disenfranchised. Mr Mark Dompreh Amoako, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Nsawam, in a speech, also emphasized the need for Ghanaians to protect the prevailing peace. “Ghana has had relative peace for quite sometime now and it would undoubtedly be in the interest of our dear nation, if this relative peace is sustained” he maintained. He said for Ghana to continue to enjoy peace, there was the need for every Ghanaian to respect the laws of the land, have a high sense of patriotism, respect for each others' views, resolve to dialogue, determination to avoid offensive and abusive language and desire to live peacefully with all people. The singing band union at the end of the anniversary, which also coincided with the presbytery conference, elected a new executive to steer the affairs of the union for the next four years. Mr Asante Dacosta, was elected President, Mr Boafo Boahen, Vice President, Mr George Bampoh, Secretary, and Ms Esther Nortey, Assistant Secretary. Ms Mary Tagoe, was elected Financial Secretary, Mr Prince Adin, Treasurer, Mr Ebenezer Ayisi, Music Director and Madam Comfort Adu as the Union Mother, with Rev Aboagye Larbi as Chaplain