Ghana needs strong leadership to catch up with its peers – Bishop Yinkah Sarfo

Kumasi, The Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Primate and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Internal Province of Ghana and Anglican Bishop of Kumasi, has said Ghana requires a strong leadership in the effort to sustain our development.

He said countries like Malaysia and South Korea who gained independence with Ghana had advanced with their industrialization drive and transformed their economies due to effective leadership skills.

This, he said, Ghana could achieve this with a leadership that could instil honesty, discipline, hard work in the citizenry and nurture them to detest corruption, greed, laziness and tribalism.

The Bishop Yinkah Sarfo, who was speaking at the 19th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Kumasi, said there is the need for Ghanaians to rally behind government and be ready to make the needed sacrifices to accelerate our pace of development.

About 300 delegates are attending the four-day synod which is being held under the theme: Celebrating 45 Years of Our Existence to the Glory of God: the Way Forward.

The Diocesan Bishop entreated Ghanaians to help consolidate the modest gains achieved since the fourth republic and contribute to the growth of the country’s fledgling democracy.

Let us all eschew evil and divisive tendencies such as tribalism, ethnocentrism, greed, laziness and build a nation that we can all be proud of, he said.

He called on members of the church to live exemplary lives to serve as worthy ambassadors of the church wherever they found themselves.

He called on parishes and outstations of the church to initiate income generating projects, stressing the need to adopt innovative strategies to raise funds for the humanitarian activities of the church.

Madam Elizabeth Agyemang, the Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, applauded the Anglican Church for their invaluable contribution to national development especially in the area of education.

She said government has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with the Anglican Church and would continue to count on the church for accelerated development of the country.

She expressed the hope that the synod would offer a platform to take stock and map out effective strategies to grow the church for the benefit of society.

Source: Ghana News Agency