Accra, 05 November, 2020 / 9:27 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Priest serving in Ghana’s Catholic Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga is challenging politicians in the west African country to walk the talk, matching their talk about peace with their behavior.
“Political leaders should not just call for peace, but should back such calls with actions. They must call out their members who misbehave and discipline them to serve as deterrent to others,” the Parish Priest of Christ the King Sandema of Ghana’s Navrongo-Bolgatanga Diocese, Fr. Sebastian Aduko has been quoted as saying.
In the Thursday, November 5 news report, Fr. Sebastian who was speaking on the sidelines of the District Election Security Taskforce meeting notes that politicians have been calling for peace while they secretly incite violence.
The meeting aimed at bringing together members of the different political parties who are participating in this year’s elections to interact and foster collaboration with other stakeholders for peaceful polls.
“We have been talking about peace, which is very good. Even the politicians preach peace, but I think most of it is just lip-service. Behind that call for peace, they insight youngsters, give them money and we are back to square one,” Fr. Sebastian says in the report obtained by ACI Africa.