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17 January 2017

President must unite nation for rapid development – Vicar General

Monsignor George Kwame Kumi, the Vicar General of the Sunyani Diocese of the Catholic Church, has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to unite the citizenry for speedy development.

“I will like to plead with the President and his administration not to seek revenge against his perceived opponents and detractors as he assumes the mantle of leadership,” he said.

Monsignor Kwame Kumi, also the Parish Priest for the St Peter’s Catholic Church at Fiapre, near Sunyani, made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency.

He said: “Nana Akufo-Addo with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should leave the past behind, unite the people and be a loving father to all Ghanaians, irrespective of party, ethnic and religious affiliations.”

The Vicar General said one of the major challenges that faced the NPP Government was the fight against corruption, adding that; “If Ghana overcomes corruption, it will not go about borrowing from Western countries and international financial institutions.”

“We should be able to harness and manage our God-given natural and human resources so effectively and efficiently that there will be no need to go for foreign loans to develop our nation,” Monsignor Kwame Kumi stated.

He urged Ghanaians to shun complacency and work diligently in order to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

He cautioned students, especially those in the Brong Ahafo Region, to desist from examination malpractices, and urged educational authorities to wage a relentless war to uproot the canker from the system.

“The menace does not help to churn out qualified, competent and capable personnel to manage the affairs of our region and the nation in general,” he said.

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