CCG New Year Message to Ghanaians
Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni Frimpong, General Secretary CCG
The Christian Council of Ghana is urging Ghanaians to renew their confidence in the country as we enter the New Year. In a New Year’s message, General Secretary Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong thanked the Almighty God for the gift of peace and tranquillity in 2016 and wished Ghanaians a prosperous and successful New Year.
Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong noted that 2017 comes with new opportunities as well as challenges, and as a nation we must handle these well in order to make progress. He noted that one area Ghanaians must pay attention to in the coming year is our National Confidence.
He asserted that in our efforts to seek hope outside ourselves, we must pay attention to the potentials within us that must be identified and developed. He added that our hope and confidence within must inspire us to take advantage of the opportunities and surmount the challenges.
Citing Exodus 4: 2, Dr. Opuni-Frimpong explicated that as a nation, we have a “rod” in our hands and as such we must build confidence in ourselves and work hard towards making our state institutions, private sector and other sectors of the economy work much more efficiently.
Stressing on the need to building national confidence, the CCG General Secretary said, for instance the new government’s promise to build a factory in every district and also build dams in villages in the three Northern regions cannot gain the needed impact if Ghanaians have no confidence in the quality of the products from the factories or produce from our own farms.
He also urged the government to initiate pragmatic steps to help Ghanaians especially the youth build confidence that the country can support their development, and charged State institutions such as the Security agencies, Judiciary, health, education etc. to work at winning the trust and confidence of the population.
Rev. Dr Opuni-Frimpong ended the message by imploring citizens to offer the needed support to the new government, assuring that the Christian Council of Ghana will continue its public education, sensitization and prayers for peace and harmony in Ghana. He once again wished all Ghanaians a happy and prosperous new year.
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