The People’s National Convention (PNC) has said it is worried that the country’s revered Religious Leaders are quiet in this economic challenging times the country is going through.
The PNC said Ghana is regarded as a very religious nation and as such, the Religious Leaders should intercede with God on behalf of the country.
These religious bodies all believe in the existence of one Omnipotent and Omnipresent Being called the Almighty God, the PNC said.
For a country which has 99% of it’s population being religious should lean more on God and called for divine intervention when faced with difficulties and challenges, it added.
“The PNC is therefore calling on the government and the various religious bodies , such as the Christian Council of Ghana, the Muslim Council and the Traditional Council to collaborate and set a day as a National Day of Repentance for Ghanaians to seek forgiveness and to implore God to heal the country. It is only true repentance that will help change the attitude of Ghanaians.
“This can be organized on yearly bases. In the Bible, the book of 2 nd Chronicles 7:14 states, ‘If my people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land’.
“The Holy Quran instructs in chapter 11:3 ‘Seek forgiveness of your Lord and repent to Him
and He Will let you enjoy a good provision’ The PNC having recommended solution to the country’s economic challenges via a Press statement released on the 10th of this month, believe the religious bodies in the country, have a special role to play by leading a National Day of Repentance to help revamp our economy.
“So far, government and other stakeholders of our economy have done and are still working out humanly solutions which must be supported by a strong spiritual barking from all religious groups in the country. Lets not wish to be in this difficulties till the next elections. It would not benefit any one.”