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Bad Parenting, Ghana's Woes

By Daily Guide

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frempong-Manso RIGHT REVEREND Dr. Yaw Frempong-Manso, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has mentioned bad parenting as the cause of Ghana's problems.

He said because parents, especially Christian parents, shirk their responsibilities toward their children, the country continues to suffer from leadership crisis.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frempong-Manso therefore admonished parents to live up to their responsibilities so that their children would grow to become very responsible adults.

The Moderator was addressing members of the Salvation Congregation of the Presbyterian Church at New Achimota during the dedication of their new chapel.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frempong-Manso also blamed the church for not living up to its responsibility to the nation by serving as the eye of the nation and pointing out the rot in the system.

“The Church must be the eye of the nation. It must be the parent of the nation. If you are a good parent, your children should be able to come to you. But because of bad parenting, children do not feel comfortable coming to their parents,” he lamented.

He said he believes that the duty of the Church is to constantly remind politicians and those in leadership positions of their responsibilities to those they serve.

He stressed that invariably most people who reach the pinnacle of life sometimes forget their route and the people who make them what they are.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frempong-Manso accused politicians of fomenting tribal sentiments and warned Christians not to be influenced by the diabolical acts of such politicians.

He reminded Christians that one does not choose his or her tribal, family or ethnic background and therefore as Christians they ought to respect God's creation.

The Moderator urged the congregation not to restrict their excitement and worship to their newly dedicated chapel but extend the Good News to those outside the church and in the community.

Narrating the history of the church, Mr. M.A. Aboagye said it was started as a preaching post established by the Young People's Guild (YPG) of the Accra New Town Presbyterian Church in 1976.

In December 2008 the church was elevated to a District status and Head Station of the newly created New Achimota District of the church.

Rt. Rev. Dr. Frempong-Manso later dedicated the chapel to God.

By Wisdom Peter Awuku