Right Reverend Francis Benjamin Quashie, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Koforidua, has said the role of the security services is very important in maintaining the peace after the election petition at the Supreme Court.

He said ?if our security personnel do not remain impartial and neutral it will be very difficult to maintain the peace.?

Rev. Quashie was speaking at the 11th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Koforidua which was under the theme: ?Let us Rise and Build that we may no longer suffer disgrace.?

He appealed to the security personnel to avoid brute force and be professional in their work.

?We all want peace, it is therefore incumbent upon each one of us to do our best to protect and maintain the peace because it is better to live in peace than in pieces?.

Rev. Quashie gave thanks to God for sustaining the judges sitting on the case noting that throughout the sittings none of them was taken ill or been prevented from attending court.

He said ?we believe that having heard the case, they will apply the law to arrive at a judgment that will prove to all of us that justice has been served?.

Ms Mavis Ama Frempong, the Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, commended the Anglican Church for contributing immensely to education, health and gender mainstreaming.

She said the Church and the State had always collaborated in different ways to meet the needs of the people which could be seen mostly in the fields of education, health services among others.

?In education, the government is aware of the contribution being made by the Anglican Diocese of Koforidua through the establishment of many primary and Junior High Schools located in urban and in remote rural communities in the region?.

Ms Frempong said there was no better time for all to preach and uphold the virtues of peace and that the church?s role in preaching peace was critical.

?I urge you to continue to preach peace in the church, our homes, market places and schools, for we have only one Ghana?.

Source: GNA

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