Sekondi-Takoradi, 11 December, 2019 / 10:17 pm (ACI Africa).
At the conclusion of yearlong celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Ghana’s Diocese of Sekondi-Takoradi Sunday, December 8, the country’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to Catholics to pray for him and the West African nation to have lasting “peace and unity, progress and prosperity.”
“Pray for Ghana, for peace and unity, her progress and prosperity, for me and for the men and women of my team so that God will grant us courage, honesty, strength, wisdom and a good heart to administer the affairs of this nation to the welfare of the Ghanaian people and the glory of God,” the Ghanaian President told the faithful of the Diocese in Ghana’s Western Region who gathered at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Cathedral, Takoradi.
All Ghanaians have a “sacred duty to God and man to help build in Ghana, a nation founded on the values of equity, fairness and integrity and an economy that will bring progress and prosperity to our people,” the President said at the conclusion of the jubilee whose theme was, "Arise Catholic Faithful, Let Us Build Together."
“We can do so through hard work animated by a sense of enterprise, creativity, innovation and with the determination to fight corruption in our public life,” President AKufo-Addo further said, addressing himself to the clergy and lay faithful who gathered at the cathedral for the celebration
He expressed gratitude for the Church’s contribution toward national development especially in the sectors of health and education and pledged government’s continued support to the Church ministry.