The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference has charged politicians and other political actors to desist from making promises they cannot fulfill as they embark on their respective campaigns.
The appeal was made to various political actors in a communiqué issued by the Bishops at the just ended Plenary Assembly held in the Keta Akatsi Diocese under the tutelage of the Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumorji.
The leadership of the Bishops’ Conference in a fervent appeal to politicians said “we appeal once again to politicians, members and supporters of the various political parties, during their campaigning, to avoid the temptation of making promises that they know they cannot fulfill”.
This act of campaigning, they say amounts to “deceiving the people of Ghana”.
PEACE AND STABILITY IN GHANA
The country, on December 7 will embark on its major elections.
The Prelates have admonished all to refrain from engaging in activities that will cause woes to the peace the nation enjoys.
On peace and stability, all stakeholders including the media, security agencies are to buckle up and maintain the sanity that has been prevalent in the country.
LEADERS AND POLITICS
The session also ended with a call on traditional leaders to stay true to their governing principles and not engage in acts that would dispirit their core duties.
“We entreat out kings and queens and religious leaders to protect the integrity of their stools, skins, and ministries by refraining from meddling in partisan politics”, they advised.
As the country strives to contain the coronavirus disease, the Bishops have added their voice to aid the fight.
They said the Government of the day has made concerted efforts and would further urge that stakeholders do not relent in the fight as most countries “including Ghana are experiencing a second wave” of the disease.
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Stemming from the”Laudato Si encyclical, the Prelates have urged all to ensure care for the environment adding that, a better care of the environment would mean that the unborn generation would benefit and not suffer due to ‘present exploitations’.
2020 PLENARY ASSEMBLY
This year’s session was held at St. Catherine’s Senior High School in the Keta Akatsi Diocese, hosted by the Most Rev. Gabriel Edoe Kumorji, chief shepherd of the Diocese.
The session which began on November 9 and ended on the 13th, was themed “the word of God: Christian formation for transformation in Ghana”.
Source: Agnus-Dei Media