Ghana Minister On Discipline And National Development

( [email protected] ) Jun 26, 2003 01:23 PM EDT

Dr Richard Anane, Minister of Roads and Highways, has stated that the nation could progress if Ghanaians feared God and walked in his ways.

This, he said, would then lead to discipline in the society, which in turn would ensure progress.

Dr Anane made these observations at the inauguration of the Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Men's Fellowship of the South Suntreso parish in Kumasi.

He said if Ghanaians were walking in the ways of the Lord, there would have been no need for the Vice-President to launch the campaign against indiscipline in the society.

A disciplined nation, Dr Anane said, ensured the development and well-being of the people and therefore, charged Christian fellowships to chart the way on discipline for others to follow.

He also called on Christian churches to take the National Health Insurance Scheme seriously and to start mobilising and contributing towards its implementation and charged the men's fellowship to take up the issue so that they were not overtaken by events when it comes into operation.

Delivering a sermon, the Very Reverend Father Dominic Asiedu-Fosu, the Parish Priest, regretted that Christians were not prepared to go through a little bit of hardship or suffering.

He said those who wanted to worship God should be prepared to suffer and asked Christians to be appreciative of what God had done for them.

Rev. Father Asiedu-Fosu reminded the men's fellowship of the difficult task ahead of them and said their success will depend on their attitude and comportment towards their fellow Christians and asked them to look up to God for direction at all times.

He pledged his support and that of the parish for the fellowship and wished them success in their work.

Mr. Ayeh Kumi, President of the 11-member executive, said the fellowship, which was formed about a year ago, had about 46 members.

He said the formation of the men's fellowship in the Catholic Church had become imperative in view of the fact that only the women were well organised and that the time had come for the men also to be up and doing.

Mr. Kumi said as part of the fellowship's social responsibility, it would set up a fund to assist the National Cardio Centre at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.