The Sawla Area of Pentecost Church has launched its edition of the national 2020 “Agent of Peace” campaign, designed to educate and challenge its members to become agent of peace during this year’s upcoming general elections.
The campaign which was held in Sawla Chagbalanyiri Worship Centre of the Church of Pentecost on Sunday, 11th October 2020, under the theme: “Seek Peace and Pursue it (Psalm 34:14)” was also aimed at inspiring all citizenry to seek peace before, during and after the December elections.
Launching the campaign, the Area Head of the church, Apostle William Ohemeng Kwakye said the campaign was to solicit for common understanding and commitment towards peace in the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
He said over the years the Lord had been very gracious to the country in many respects, especially with regards to peace. “That is why Ghana is celebrated across the world as a peaceful country in the West Africa sub-region and Africa as a whole,” he added.
He further stated that the peaceful atmosphere the country was enjoying was not by chance but by the contribution from the various stakeholders who sought and pursued peace in the previous elections.
He noted that this year’s edition of “Agent of Peace” campaign was inspired by the Vision 2023 agenda of the Church of Pentecost, that is: Possessing the Nation; equipping every sphere of the society with values and principles in the kingdom of God.
Apostle William called on leaders and members of political parties to desist from politics of insults, needles arguments, abusive languages and the use of derogatory comments during their campaign tour.
He also urged the youth not to be used by any political party to incite violence during the elections.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Sawla- Tuna-Kalba District Police Commander ASP Degraft Armah Agyei, indicated that the police will make sure that peace is observed to the maximum during and after the elections in the District and hence tasked all political parties and the youth to be law abiding to avoid confrontation with the security.
Present at the ceremony were the NCCE Director, Religious leaders, Traditional leaders, Representatives from the various security services, politicians and members of the Church of Pentecost.
Source: yagbonradioonline/Iddrisu Seidu