The District Chief Executive for the Ellembelle District in the Western Region Francis Kwesi Bonzoh on the occasion of the celebration of the resurrection of Christ on Sunday, April 21 asked citizens in his district to let the resurrection of Christ foster unity among them for development. He says animosity between citizens and political leadership will only stand to impede progress that the risen Christ wants for his followers.
Speaking at the 2019 Easter Convention of the Church of Pentecost at Esiama, Mr Bonzoh reminded congregants of the unity that has existed between himself and the Member of Parliament for the Ellembelle Constituency, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah even though the two are “fierce” political opponents, and asked all to emulate.
He said, “Not that I don’t want his seat. He knows I will take it come 2020. But we are two sons of the district first. I am an NPP DCE and he is NDC MP. Our different political orientation shouldn’t spin our heads against one another. That will not bring development the president brought me here to advance as DCE”.
Mr. Bonzoh, who is affectionately called 34k, on two separate occasions, asked congregants to pray for the President, himself and the Member of Parliament so their leadership brings prosperity to residents in the district.
“… so let’s pray for the president and his team for wisdom and strength to steer the affairs of this country towards prosperity. And pray for myself and my brother Armah Buah too. He is presently God’s chosen MP for Ellembelle and I am the DCE. In some districts, it is common to see the two on bad talking terms. That doesn’t foster unity and development. It is his time to serve the people. When his time is due come December 2020, he will hand over the baton to me to continue the service God wants for Ellembelle”.
He warned against all forms of animosity, vilification and use of offensive language, “as this will impede peace and tranquillity the district wants for progress”.
Credit: Ellembelle DCE Information Desk