The Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has called on Ghanaians to vote wisely as the country goes to the polls on 7th December 2020 to elect its president and 275 parliamentarians.
According to her, it is important to ensure and secure the peace and harmony enjoyed and envied by many African countries on the continent.
“Let us go out in our numbers to vote wisely on 7th December 2020 to continue enjoying peace and harmony as we transform the economy,” she charged.
Madam Dapaah made this passionate call at the Thanksgiving Service of the Jospong Group of Companies in Accra on 27th November 2020 at the company’s forecourt.
The Thanksgiving service was on the theme ‘Celebrating the goodness of the lord’, to appreciate the unflinching goodness of the Lord for successes chalked up by entities under the group in 2020.
Madam Abena Dapaah used the occasion to reiterate Nana Akufo-Addo’s government’s commitment to continue supporting private businesses and the president’s resolve to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa are still on track.
She also lauded the Jospong Group for their huge support to her ministry, and prayed they would continue to collaborate further to keep Ghana clean and free from filth.
Delivering the sermon at the Thanksgiving service, Revered Lawrence Tetteh – a renowned international evangelist – admonished politicians to always seek the face of God rather than seeking the favour of men.
According to him, as the nation goes to polls on 7th December 2020, it is of importance for all politicians to draw closer to God; to listen to and acknowledge God in all their campaigns and tours.
“Most politicians nowadays are not seeking the face of the Almighty, but rather doing everything to get the favour of men,” he bemoaned.
Such actions he described as worrying and dangerous to the peace and harmony enjoyed by Ghana, saying that it is time as politicians they involved God in all they do to get the blessings and favour of God.
Preaching further, he pointed out that a prayer-less country is a useless and always has crises and challenges – hence, he called on all and sundry to intercede on behalf of Ghana.
He also called for peace as Ghana goes to the polls to select, yet again, a leader to govern the country for the next four years.
In an his address, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Chairman of Zoomlion and Jospong Group of Companies, thanked former Presidents JJ Rawlings, JA Kufuor, JEA Mills, JD Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for their unparalleled support to the company over the years. over the years
Dr. Siaw-Agyepong thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for his support to the company in this trying period of COVID-19 pandemic.
He also used the occasion to wholeheartedly thank the dedicated staff for the passion they have attached in the execution of their work.
And he lauded the Sanitation Minister for the humongous support she continues to provide the company.
The Sanitation Select Committee of Parliament were duly represented and also appreciated for their immense support to Jospong.
The CEO concluded by calling on all and sundry to go to the polls on December 7 with decorum, and help to continue deepening our democracy.
The Thanksgiving service, which held on the forecourt of the company’s headquarters in Accra, brought together representatives of several other companies outside the Jospong Group, including state officials.
Also present were Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister of Sanitation who also doubled as the special guest of honour; Ofosu Ampofo, NDC Chairman; Mr. Afriyie Ankrah, NDC Director of elections; Nii Lante Vanderpuije (MP); Akua Afriyie (MP), and several other Members of Parliament were present as well as traditional leaders.
A cake was also cut to commemorate the minister’s 66th birthday celebration.
Prayers were said for the nation by the chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Reverend Kwabena Nyamekye, as the nation goes to the polls on December 7.