The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive, Honourable Boye Laryea has lauded Ghanaians for their continuous co-existence and religious tolerance.
According to him Ghana is a unique country strengthened by her divergent religious persuasions.
“Ghana is a unique country, there’s no way we will fight among ourselves; we will not kill ourselves, we are special people, what a country that you will find Muslims going to churches, you will find Reverend Ministers going to Mosques to talk to people… ” he noted.
Honourable Laryea continued; “As a people what we need to do is to pull each other together and we will go a long way, that’s the only thing left for us, take care of your brother, friend and neighbour”.
The Okaikwei North Municipal Chief Executive was speaking at the Assembly’s first ever Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held in conjunction with the Methodist Church Ghana, Tesano Society in the North Kaneshie Circuit in Accra on Friday 15th December 2023.
Turning his attention to the surge in social vices, he bemoaned the increase in immorality lifestyles on social media.
He wondered the faces behind what he described as all the bad things in society including the indiscriminate dumping of refuse and cheating among other things when Ghana professes to be a Christian nation.
Honourable Laryea stated that Christmas is a season to take stock and reflect on the activities of the past months and set targets for the ensuing year.
He reminded the staff of the Assembly of their mandate to work hard to achieve its set goals.
“To my staffs, we are still perusing our agenda, the sanitation agenda, Development Control Agenda and all the things we set ourselves to do to serve the people well, next year I want to see more.“
In a sermon titled “Is Jesus Still Relevant In Our Times?” the Superintendent Minister of the Good Shepherd Methodist Church, Very Rev. Bennet Ato Wilson reminded the congregants of the need to organize their lives and be focused.
He stated that Christ is still relevant particularly when sin is also going on in the church and in the society at large.
The Man of God indicated that Christ is the only person to take mankind out of sins adding that “when you encounter Jesus, your live changes, your perspective changes, your outlook changes…”
Very Rev. Wilson further noted: “let Jesus be relevant, let truth rule, let light be allowed to shine and let darkness go away. Jesus has come and He will always lead us to prosperity in health and peace of mind”.
Nii Doodu Ansah, III the Abeka Dzaasetse speaking as a representative of the paramountcy’s in the Municipality admonished females to cover themselves and live upright lives on social media.
Participants at the programme were: Mr. Francis Mensah, the Municipal coordinating Director (MCD); Nii Ayibonte Adams III, Achimota Chief; Nii Akwetey Brenya III, Akweteman Chief; Nii Boi Apajafo IV, Abeka Chief, Heads of Department (HOD’s), staff and other members of the society.
They were treated to Christmas tunes from the Methodist Choir, Judicial Service Choir and Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly Choir (ONMA Choir).
Story By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson, AD IIB