Ghana’s 2020 polls: GPCC President calls for continued dialogue

The President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso, has called on the various stakeholders in the Ghana’s electoral process to continue to dialogue on the issue of the voters’ register for 2020 general elections. This, he said, was to ensure that no one had a problem with the register for peaceful conduct of the polls.

He noted that peace was of the essence and called on all political parties to respect the law against political vigilantism in order not to foment trouble for the country as the polls draw near.

Rev Prof Frimpong-Manso was speaking at the 2020 Conference of Heads of Churches and Organisations and General Secretaries organised by the Council at the Pentecost Convention Centre(PCC) in the Central Region.

He said the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) was hopeful that the 2020 election, like other elections in the past, would come off peacefully, emphasizing that, “Ghana is a peaceful country and nobody must do anything to disturb the peace the people are enjoying”

“We are calling on the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC), the Electoral Commission and the Eminent Advisory Committee to continue to dialogue on the voters’ register,” the President said.

The 2020 Conference

The three-day conference by the Council is on the theme: “Renewing our Commitment and Keeping the Pentecostal Fire Burning” brought together 120 Heads of Churches and Organisations and General Secretaries as well as Regional Executives across the country.

The Conference is an annual retreat as they pray together as church leaders to strengthen them spiritually.

The President of the GPCC charged churches to desist from competing with one another, adding that they should rather complement one another’s works.

He pointed out that heads of the various churches should keep the Pentecostal fire burning in their congregations, saying “our main priority is to keep the fire burning”.

Speaking on Pentecostal doctrines, the man of God emphasised that the heads should focus on the Pentecostal doctrine and not deviate from it, adding that, “We must not deviate from the fact that Christ is the saviour of the world”

Drivers urged to help curb accidents

Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso who is also the General Superintendent said the recent spate of accidents was worrying and, therefore, urged drivers to abide by the rules governing safe driving to ensure sanity on the roads.

“The Council is alarmed by the steady increase in the numbers of motor related deaths and injuries over the last few years in spite of the several remedial measures being undertaken by the Police Motor Traffic and Traffic Department (MTTD), the National Road Safety Commission and other stakeholders”.

“We are therefore calling on the government as a matter of urgency to declare Motor Accidents as a National Public Safety Emergency, allowing for the mobilisation of all forms of resources, both national and international as was done with HIV/AIDS, Ebola and other epidemics to find an immediate and lasting solution to this carnage on our roads,” he said.


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