Ghana’s Leaders Need To Be More Patriotic
Head Pastor of Calvary Charismatic Church (CCC), Rev. Ransford Obeng, has called on Ghanaian leaders to be more patriotic in dealing with the Agogo indigenes and the herdsmen debacle to bring it to a complete halt.
He entreated them to ensure that Ghana’s laws protect its citizens as it is done everywhere in the world and not the other way round.
Speaking to journalists in Kumasi to herald an upcoming conference by Dr. Mensa Otabil at the CCC, the renowned man of God, could not understand why the security agencies have failed in protecting citizens of Ghana at Agogo, and left them at the mercy of Fulani herdsmen.
“If our laws do not protect we the citizens of this country, then we must do something about it because there is no country in this world which will give more rights to foreigners than citizens. What is their status in this country, do they have the right papers and how did they enter the country? These are the questions that our security agencies and people in charge should ask themselves and do the needful,” he pointed out sharply.
According to him, the people of Ghana, especially pastors, have been praying for the security agencies for God’s protection as their work is quite difficult but they also need to do everything possible to live up to their responsibilities and expectations of Ghanaians.
The people of Agogo in the Asante Akim North District have, for so many years, been victims to Fulani herdsmen who have occupied some villages in the areas in order to get fresh grazing sites for their cattle.
Even though much have been said, including a high court ruling ordering the state to eject them from those villages, the herdsmen have been left there without any concrete attempt made to take them off or regulate their operations in the area.
However, after some more deadly attacks on some security personnel leaving one of them dead, and two others in serious conditions recently, the state moved to quarantine them in remote villages last week.
But the CCC pastor is of the view that the killing, raping and other dastardly acts by these herdsmen on the country’s citizens could have been stopped years ago if the nation’s leaders were patriotic and decisive.
Meanwhile the Senior Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church, Dr. Mensa Otabil, will be speaking at the CCC from Friday, January 19 to Sunday January 21, 2018.
Source: Today Newspaper