THE Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, Rt. Revd Dr Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, has called on Ghanaians to rise above partisan politics and ethnicity, and explore ways of changing the nation’s development agenda for the better in 2011.
Expressing concern about the manner some politicians were using politics and the ethnic cards to play some tribes against each other, he warned that the situation could spell trouble for the nation if the situation is not nabbed.
Delivering the sermon at the Saint Cyprian’s Anglican Cathedral in Kumasi, the bishop said politics was serious business, which could turn nations round if well-managed but it could also be dirty if the players played it rough.
Consequently, he called on Ghanaians to desist from ethnocentric effusions and concentrate on issues that could build a better Ghana for all.
Referring to the theme for his New Year message, “Let us rise up and build and the God of Heaven will grant us success” (Nehemiah 2:17, 20), Rt. Revd Dr Yinkah Sarfo stressed that with perseverance and the help of God, the nation could push strongly its development efforts.
Today, he said, marriages were breaking up leading to increases in the number of street children and admonished Christians, “Let us rise and build our broken homes.”
He also mentioned the oil find and said Ghanaians must come together and with the commonness of purpose, use the resource to develop the nation.
In another development, the leader of Ebenezer Miracle Prayer Centre, Rev. Ebenezer Adarkwa-Yiadom, had predicted many positive things for the nation if people gave themselves to Christ.
Preaching the sermon at the watch-night service to welcome the New Year, he said the power of God reigned over the world and those who believed Him would surely reap benefits.