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Politicians Are Part Of Your Flock, Speak Out On National Issues – Bagbin Calls Out To Churches

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin, has called on the church to play a more active role in national affairs.

In a speech delivered at the induction ceremony of The Apostolic Church-Ghana on Saturday, June 24, 2023, Bagbin said that the church’s waning interest in national and political matters has had “severe consequences” on the country’s moral and social fiber.

‘’Over the years, a shortcoming that has severe consequences for our country’s moral fiber is the church’s waning interest in national or political matters. We cannot continue to close our eyes, take a back seat and rely solely on our prayers as a replacement for discipline, hard work and our sense of duty as patriotic citizens”.

His speech was met with massive applause from the congregation. The Rt. Hon. Speaker acknowledged the power of prayer but said prayer without action is not enough. Mr Bagbin stated that he believed in prayers but prayer alone could not resolve our national issues, and it was high time the clergy begun to speak up to bring about change:

“While I do not doubt the power of prayer, prayer backed by little or no action further exacerbates our current hardship.”
“Those are defeatist attitudes, we need to be more proactive in addressing the challenges facing our country.”

He therefore urged the church to use its influence to promote good governance, social justice, and economic development.

The Rt Honorable Speaker gave the charge at the investiture and induction of leadership of the Apostolic Church-Ghana (TAC-Ghana) at Frafraha, near Adenta, in the Greater Accra Region last Saturday.

Those inducted to lead the Apostolic Ghana- (TAC-Ghana) for the next four years are the President, Apostle Dr Aaron Nartey Ami-Narh, Vice President, Apostle Christopher Affum -Nyarko and the General Secretary, Apostle Alex Boateng.  

Story by Mary Quartey – Parliamentary Desk

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