Public urged to hold politicians accountable

Public urged to hold politicians accountable

Rev. Dr Sam Ankrah delivering his sermon

Politicians have been advised to desist from presenting unachiev­able policies to the populace as the country prepares to go to the polls this year.

According to the Founder and Gen­eral Overseer of the Kingspride Word Chapel International (KWCI) here in Tema, Rev. Dr Sam Ayi Ankrah, it was important for politicians not to lose focus on the needs of the people and how to provide them as they chase political power.

Climaxing a three-day conference dubbed ‘Gathering of The People’ with a sermon titled ‘Divine Shift,’ Dr Ank­rah said politicians must consider the needs of the people and come out with policies that seek to address them.

He said political leaders have been noted for raising the hopes of the people with enticing policies to gain popularity but mostly to have those expectations dashed after gaining power.

He urged Ghanaians to weigh the op­tions carefully and subject the messag­es of the leaders to thorough scrutiny and analysis before giving their pre­ferred candidates their mandate.

The Head Pastor of the Church, KW­CI-Adomfie, Reverend Francis Doe for his part said, accountability and the stewardship of political parties must give the citizenry enough grounds to extrapolate the credibility and com­petence of candidates to enable them make informed choices.

He called for a national roadmap or a legal framework to assess and hold political leadership accountable with punitive measures if at least 50 per cent of their promises were not fulfilled.

He said such legislations could dis­courage mere sloganeering and wrong­ful use of state resources meant for national development.

The three-day conference was aimed at helping Christians shift from their bad ways and serve God with truth and commitment.

 From Ken Afedzi, Tema

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