Reverend Kingsley Appiagyei, the Head Pastor of the Trinity Baptist Church (TBC), has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the upcoming elections credibly to meet international standards and satisfy all stakeholders.
This, he said, would ease the political tension that often characterizes elections in the country adding that the peaceful environment and the success the country has chalked in democracy was an enviable one which must be sustained.
Rev Appiagyei was speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the church distributed various provisions, bags of rice and bales of second hand clothes as well as other assorted items to the people of Dutch Komenda.
He said countries in Africa and the rest of the world saw Ghana as a beacon of hope and peace and urged Ghanaians to put the country first and refrain from acts that would mar the peace in the country.
“We have only one Ghana. War is not pleasant and being displaced from your nation is disaster .I pray we will all on Election Day vote peacefully”, he said.
The relationship between the church and the community dates back to a few years ago, when massive erosion hit the Dutch Komenda community which almost destroyed the community.
The church adopted the community and visits the area with relief items in August each year.
He said it is the vision of the church to alleviate poverty in deprived communities in the country through education and help improve standards of living.
He said it was in pursuance of his vision that he established “The Hope Centre”, to provide a family life, quality education and an emotional support to children who through no fault of theirs find themselves in difficult situations.
The Centre currently has two homes housing three families, a nursery and primary school block, a clinic, a fully furnished computer lab, a well-stocked library, a church, a recreation centre and an administrative block.
With this, Rev Appiagyei said, he hoped to train the next generation of leaders with integrity who would take up the mantle and manage the affairs of the country in a positive direction.
Rev Appiagyei commended the efforts of various philanthropists and other members of the church who pulled resources in support of the effort.