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Bawumia asks citizens to hold leaders accountable, irrespective of political or religious leanings

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

By: Mercy Darko

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has called on citizens to consider the implications of current actions and inactions if the country is to secure its future. He said all must endeavor to hold leadership at all levels accountable, irrespective of one’s political or religious leanings.

Dr. Bawumia made these remarks at the opening of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, A.M.E Zion 2nd Biennial Joint Session of the East, West and Mid Ghana Conferences at Gomoa in the Central Region.

He commended the Church for her invaluable contributions to national development in the areas of healthcare, basic and secondary education.

The conference which is focused on “The Freedom Church: A Movement Empowered by the Holy Spirit: Securing Our Future” is being attended by delegates of the church from across the country. Delegates will have the opportunity take stock of past activities and also chart a new course towards the future.

While acknowledging the effort and contribution of the AME Zion Church to national development, Dr Bawumia reminded the congregation that there is still much work to be done, for which reason the church must not relent in playing its role in nation-building.

He called Ghanaians to commit to personal cleanliness and respect for the environment.

The Presiding Bishop, A.M.E Zion Church, Rt. Rev. Dr. Hillard Dela Dogbe in an Episcopal address said God has been graceful to the church despite the challenges as the church experienced growth across the globe.

Touching on the upcoming general elections, Rev. Dr. Dogbe’s admonished Ghanaians to embrace peace and protect the dignity of the country during before and after the elections, stressing the need for all, especially political parties to be decorous in their utterances and tolerate one another irrespective of one’s political or religious affiliation.

He urged the youth not to avail themselves to be used as weapons for destruction.

Speaking on the theme for the conference, Rev. Dr Dogbe said God continues to be the focus of the church.

He said the church will leverage the rising voice of the youth to channel their energies to make positive impact in the church and the country at large.

The AME Zion church has undertaken some projects across the country. These include a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment to enhance service delivery.

Vice President pledged to donate an ambulance to the hospital.

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