The Executive President of the Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) has urged Ghana’s parliament to build bi-partisan consensus on key national issues to help accelerate growth and development.
Reverend Dr. Ernest Adu-Gyamfi says the citizenry stand to benefit a great deal when issues like education, health and rent advance are discuses dispassionately devoid of entrenched partisanship.
He says national policies should guide leaders, irrespective of political affiliation, to drive nation-building.
“If representatives of churches can come together to build consensus to make decisions that affect our denomination, then we look at our parliament who are also representatives of our people who cannot build consensus from both parties to take decisions that will govern the whole country, it is a concern to us,” he told 3news.com at the 54th Annual Session of GBC at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
The Baptist annual session, which brought together delegates from the various Baptist denominations, was under the theme: “Christian Discipline for Holistic Development”.
Rev. Adu-Gyamfi emphasized self-discipline for individual and national progress.
“We need discipline in every aspect of our lives if we are going to develop as an individual, as a church and also as a nation,” he noted.
He says the Convention is focused on provision of holistic ministry where the preaching of the Gospel and the provision of socio-economic needs of people go hand in hand.
By Kofi Adu Domfeh |3news.com| Ghana