Mr. Justice Baffoe-Konadu, a 30 year-old lay preacher of Assemblies of God Church, has urged religious leaders to use the pulpit to help address societal challenges to produce God-fearing persons to serve the nation.

He said that would have a positive impact on parents in the training and education of their children to lead morally upright lives.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Nkoranza, Mr Baffoe-Konadu also advised the youth of the various political parties to avoid trading insults with their opponents and rather help to sustain unity, peace and understanding.

He advised the youth to allow the teachings of Jesus Christ to take control of their lives in order to lead good lives.

He said his past personal experiences had taught him lessons and that he was grateful to God for helping him to overcome the challenges, adding that he had vowed never to turn back to his past unproductive lifestyle.

Mr. Baffoe-Konadu condemned the involvement of some youth in social vices such as homosexuality, “wee” smoking, alcoholism and the use of other hard drugs.

“Since we the youth are the future leaders of Ghana, there is the need for us to work hard to help develop the nation. We need to join hands and eschew negative attitudes and practices that can affect the country’s development”, he stated. GNA

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