The Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the Anglican Archbishop of Kumasi, has admonished Ghanaians to rally behind the flag of Ghana and eschew all forms of acts that will divide the nation.
He made the call when he delivered a sermon at the National Thanksgiving Service held in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ghana’s republican status.
In his sermon, the man of God said ‘’let us all rally around the flag of Ghana and support the president and government of the day and corporate Ghana for further development of the nation. Let us eschew all evil and divisive tendencies such as tribalism, ethnocentrism, greed, corruption, laziness and selfishness.’’
He also asked that we [Ghanaians] do away from parochial selfish partisan politics and politicization of policies but rather help develop and unite the nation because we are one people with a common destiny.
‘’United we stand, divided we fall. Every Ghanaian counts, every Ghanaian is important. Let us carry everybody on bvoard,’’ he added.
Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah Sarfo said Ghana could become an industrialized country like the six target including South Korea and Malaysia and in doing so, ‘’we need to deliberately work towards that, work hard and make a lot of scarifies.’’
He said, for the next 25 years, what Ghana needs most is moral leadership.
‘’Ghana needs men and women who can exhibit kingdom leadership like the beatitudes of Matthew Chapter 5; that Ghana can nurture its citizens who are born again, fear God, and therefore have kingdom values in them; such as leaders who are disciplined, faithful, honest, reliable, righteous, law abiding and responsible citizens,’’ he said.
Ghana he added needs the kind of leadership that will promote hard work, unity in diversity, respect for human rights and intolerance for corruption.
The occasion was graced by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the three surviving former presidents of the country in the persons of Presidents Jerry John Rawlings, John Agyekum Kufuor and John Dramani Mahama.
Also in attendance were the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye; the Chief Justice, Ms Sophia Akuffo, ministers of state, Members of Parliament, religious leaders and a cross section of the public