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‘We will speak the language politicians understand come December 2024’

The Chairman of the Local Council of Churches in the Upper West Region, has stated that the church is closely monitoring happenings in the country and will only make a move during the 2024 elections.

According to Apostle George Apasera, the council may be indifferent towards the activities of the fix the country campaigners, however, it does not imply that they are unaware of what goes on in the country.

He made the revelation when former President John Dramani Mahama met members of the council in Wa as part of his “Thank You tour” of the region.

‘‘You may not see us ministers of the gospel and most of our congregations partaking in fix the country campaigns. May I assure you, your excellency (John Mahama) and the ruling government that we are monitoring things on the ground. You may not hear our silence but come December 2024, we want to assure you all, we will speak the language that politicians understand. When we speak, it is then that you will hear our voices but now we are quiet,” he stated.

‘We will speak the language politicians understand come December 2024’ – Local Council of Churches in Upper West Region
His comment comes at the back of several criticisms from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and some members of the public of the seeming silence of religious groups and some Civil Society Organizations in the country on important national issues which they believe is sending the country to an abyss

On matters regarding the anti-LGBTQ bill, the Local Council of Churches urged the former President to get the Minority side in Parliament to support the bill to criminalise all LGBTQ related activities.

‘We will speak the language politicians understand come December 2024’ – Local Council of Churches in Upper West Region
“We Christians agree with our Muslim brothers and sisters and traditional worshippers that this is not right. It is a deviant behaviour that we should frown upon,’’ he stressed.

Apostle George Apasera, therefore, commended the eight legislators pushing for the bill to be passed.

Referencing the Old Testament, Apostle George Apasera noted that persons who engaged in same-sex activities faced capital punishment (stoned to death).

“We, today may not do that but we have to let society know that we should not tolerate it in our country Ghana,” he added.

On his part, former President John Mahama thanked members of the Local Council of Churches for the prayers offered in the run-up to the 2020 election.

‘We will speak the language politicians understand come December 2024’ – Local Council of Churches in Upper West Region
He noted that although there were a few ugly instances that occurred after the military invaded the area leading to the loss of lives, their prayers aided to restore calm.

‘‘There are some countries that after a disputed election, there is civil strive but that is not the case for Ghana. We don’t take the peace we enjoy for granted,” he added.

‘We will speak the language politicians understand come December 2024’ – Local Council of Churches in Upper West Region
The 2020 NDC Presidential Candidate earlier paid a courtesy visit to the Bishop of the Wa Diocese, Most Reverend Bishop Richard Kuia Bawobr.

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