AFRICA/GHANA – “No ethnic group is too small not to be able to contribute to the growth of Ghana”
Accra (Agenzia Fides) – The Archbishop of Tamale and President of the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Ghana, His Exc. Msgr. Philip Naameh, said no ethnic group in Ghana should feel too small to contribute to Ghana’s growth. “To further develop our independence, no one can afford to assume that it is too small, no ethnic group should assume that it is too small to constitute the whole nation,” he said in a television interview. . “In this way, we can develop the Ghanaian culture and national spirit, because all ethnic groups in Ghana have something to offer to the whole society,” said Bishop Naameh, who expressed his belief that if part of Ghana was affected by a disaster, all Ghanaians would mobilize quickly to help those in need. The call for unity in the diversity of ethnic groups that make up Ghana is important in a country where simmering conflicts are rife, particularly in the northern and eastern regions. In early March, Bishop Naameh, who is also chairman of the Northern Regional Peace Council, convened a meeting in Tamale to deepen collaboration between religious leaders and the media as part of efforts to improve interfaith coexistence.
Msgr. Naameh appealed to traditional authorities to settle land disputes in writing, which often escalate into conflicts. The Archbishop urged citizens to obey the law and work with security personnel to prevent violence in the area. (LM) (Agenzia Fides, 23/3/2022)