GHANA CATHOLIC BISHOP CONFERENCE
||HON. STEPHEN ASAMOAH BOATENG PAYS A COURTESY VISIT TO THE CATHOLIC BISHOP CONFERENCE||
The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Hon. Stephen Asamoah Boateng paid a courtesy call on the Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference on Friday, May 12, 2023, in Accra.
The call was to formally introduce himself as the new Minister for the Sector, listen to them, and ask for their support to enable him work effectively and efficiently as their sector Head.
The Minister stated that his Ministry is determined to implement a religious policy that will aid in streamlining the operations of the religious bodies to maintain order in the country.
He reiterated that ‘’a draft policy will be circulated to religious body stakeholders to seek their input before the release of a concrete document for the benefit of Mother Ghana.”
He informed the Conference that, government is committed to using negotiation and the rule of law to bring to end long-lasting peace to Bawku.
“We believe in the rule of law, and any government’s duty is to uphold law and order. When you wake up in the morning, you should have the freedom to do whatever you choose, and the state has a duty to keep you safe. Law and order are always at the centre of governance, and that is the guarantee I can provide you’’.
The Conference assured the Minister of their readiness to contribute to nation-building efforts and assist him to help move the country forward.
They again called for regular interactions between the Ministry and the Conference, saying it was appropriate for all to come together to reach a consensus on issues that would help develop the nation.
To ensure the Minister’s success, they prayed for him, sang with him, and gave God the glory for his job.
Source: Public Affairs and Communication Unit