Any Ghanaian who prays against Akufo-Addo’s success does so at his own peril – Rev. Dr Cyril Smith
The Metropolitan Archbishop of the Anglican Church in charge of the province of West Africa has criticised persons who are against the success of President Akufo-Addo and the country.
Most Rev. Dr Cyril Ben Smith at a New Year service at the Jubilee House on Tuesday urged Ghanaians to support the President in prayers in difficult and good times.
He stated that “any Ghanaian who prays against the success of this nation and President Akufo-Addo does so at his own peril.”
According to him, just like King David in the Bible, President Akufo-Addo is being faced with murmuring and lamentations on his relentless urge to build the national cathedral but he should not be bothered since there is a reliable God.
“You and other world leaders like King David faced similar challenges that we are still experiencing, the murmuring of the people and the lamentations from the crowds.
“The abuse and the lack of understanding of the issues that are clear to all, yet David stood resolute in his conviction in the midst of opposition,” he said.
“The fact of life is that throughout all life, there have always been people who will support and assist you in different ways. They side with you and there are people who will always like what your Excellency normally call the naysayers, they are there, and they will always be there. Do not be bothered, we have a God who is reliable.”
He said the building of the national cathedral is the President’s testimony to God and “no matter what the naysayers say it will happen.”
On his part, President Akufo-Addo while speaking at the New Year service was optimistic that despite the gloomy economic situation of Ghana, the best is yet to come.
Ghana is currently looking to the International Monetary Fund for a bailout, but meeting conditions for such a programme is proving difficult.
But President Akufo Addo is counting on the collective resolve of Ghanaians to turn the fortunes of the country around.
“Let me reiterate my confidence that with the spirit of fairness, hard work, integrity and reconciliation, the best days of mother Ghana lies ahead of us. Even though we are presently confronted with difficulties in our economic performance, I do not doubt our collective resolve as I said on 6th January to work our way out of these challenges and put our nation back unto the path of progress and prosperity.”
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