Partisan Politics Creeping Into The Church - Caesar Kale
Mr. Caesar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, has expressed concern about the trend of partisan politics that was creeping into churches lately.
He said the church is one of the vehicles that should be
used for re-engineering and re-emphasising societal values
such as the patriotism and not perpetuating the current spate
of devastating polarization of almost everything in the
Mr. Kale raised the concern at the Golden Jubilee
Celebration of the Tumu Catholic Parish on Friday, which
was on the theme: “50 years of evangelism in the Sissala land;
achievements, challenges and the way forward”.
He said: “If the society including the church says hard
work, respect and discipline are worthy virtues and requires
emulation, then we should acknowledge and reward the
pursuit of those virtues and deeds and not consider worldly
possessions above them”.
“The youth are smart, they observe and if society
recognises the wealthy, why should they not do anything and
everything to be recognised, and who will suffer the
consequences – ourselves, our children and generations
unborn”, Mr. Kale pointed out.
Mr. Kale pleaded with the Catholic Church to continue to
be amendable of the use of traditional dances and instruments
during worship as it was one of the surest ways of
perpetuating Ghana’s culture, considering the rate at which
some cultural practices were fast being corrupted and
deserting the people.
He commended the Catholic Church for providing
potable water, basic schools and training institutions as well
as introducing animal traction to the Sissala people.
The government recognised the role Churches play in the
transformation of the people hence the institutionalization of
an “Annual Prayer and Thanksgiving Day” in the country.
Mr. Kale gave the assurance that government would
continue to provide and partner the church to improve the
available infrastructure to open up doors for more evangelism
and for other socio-economic activities in the Sissala area.
Catholics from other regions and neighbouring Burkina
Faso attended the forum.
Source: Ghana News Agency