Source: TV3 Network
President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday sent a clear message to his critiques warning them not to frustrate the efforts of government with their criticisms saying: “Those who are not ready to help should not disrupt our development agenda either.”
President Mahama made this appeal when he cut the sod for commencement of work on the 1.2 million Ghana cedis Ringway Assemblies of God Gospel Centre Cathedral.
In attendance were Mrs Georgina Theodora Wood, Chief Justice and her husband Mr Edwin Wood, Retired Economist, Reverend Dr Paul Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent of Assemblies of God, Ghana, and some government officials among other dignitaries.
The Church, which was started in 1985 in a classroom, has developed over the years to become one of the big branches of the assemblies of God Church in the capital and that the current project on completion would accommodate about 1,200 people.
President Mahama who equated the building to governance said just like the construction of a building project that needed various degrees of support, governance also needed optimists and hardworking people rather than pessimists.
He, therefore, called on those who had nothing in terms of positive contributions towards nation-building not to disrupt the Governments efforts by churning out unfounded allegations and falsehood that could be destructive.
President Mahama said the objective of his administration was to bring about prosperity to every Ghanaian to enable them to live decent and dignified lives irrespective of where they were located.
President Mahama said God had changed the dropping of manna to his people by rather equipping them with skills and knowledge that would advance the socio-economic development of the country.
“God does not drop manna for his people any longer, but with technological advancement, he has equipped a lot more to use their skills and knowledge to work for their own development, and I will like to encourage all of you to work towards the building of this nation,” he added.
Reverend Dr Frimpong Manso, General Superintendent of the Church denounced the proliferation of all-night church services, which he added, were lowering productivity as most of the patrons tend to be weak after spending the whole night in church.
He suggested Christians should plan and prioritise their activities in order that they do not conflict with their official working environment.
The General Superintendent appealed to metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies to collaborate with the church in the socio-economic development in their areas of jurisdiction.