Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, the Asawase MP (second from right)
THE MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, says the country’s peace should be jealously protected at all times.
The country, he said, would be transformed only in an atmosphere of peace and total unity so nobody should ‘joke’ with the peace in the country now.
In this regard, he has urged churches, located within Muslim dominated areas in the country, to live peacefully with their Muslim brothers/sisters.
Muntaka said Christianity and Islam were both founded on the foundation of peace and unity so their followers should always portray peace.
The Asawase MP, who doubles as the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, was speaking during the 40 years Anniversary of the Asawase Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Kumasi.
The anniversary, themed ‘The Return of Ezra, Home of Restoration’ is aimed at restoring hope in believers as well as establishing peace and development in the community.
Pastor Alexander Opoku in charge of the Asawase SDA, said the church is focused in bringing development in its environs to help improve the lives of the people.
He said the church is fully committed towards the welfare of the people and educational development, especially in the communities they operate.
The top pastor said the church also has plans to establish education unit to see to the building of schools and also help to instill discipline among the youth.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Asokore Mampong Municipality, Kennedy Kankam, urged the church to collaborate with the state to solve societal problems.
He particularly stressed on the need for churches to join hands with the various assemblies in the country to embark on meaningful projects to benefit the citizenry.
The Representive of Asantehene, Nana Kwame Kusi, the Ankobeahene, also charged the church to play roles in the training of the youth for them to properly fit into society.
By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,