Ghana: To Lead Is to Serve – Rev. Father Tells Traditional Leaders

Government of Ghana (Accra) – The Parish Priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church Mamponteng in the Kwabre East District of the Ashanti Region, Rev.Fr. Dr. Paul Atta-Nsiah has urged traditional rulers in the country to be moved by love and honesty for their neighbours and their country as they lead to serve.

He said that loving one another was the only means of redemption from riots and appealed to leaders to emulate the leadership style of Christ so that any decision making would be in the supreme interest of their people.

Rev. Fr. Atta-Nsiah made the call when he was delivering a sermon, to mark this year’s Christ the King feast celebration at Mpobi, in the Afigya Kwabre district of the Ashanti Region.

To lead, he said was to serve, adding that it was important to groom oneself to exhibit traits like humility, self suffering, perseverance, with love paramount among them all. He said genuine leadership was that which placed the interest of the country or community above its own, saying “this type of leadership will not disregard human rights in critical times”.

Rev. Fr. Dr. Atta-Nsiah further stated that peace and national cohesion were possible only when love was the superseding value of persons who sought to rule in a community and called on the people to close their ranks and forge ahead in unity and harmony in all their endeavours.

He said Christianity was built on faith and for which the Christian must always endeavour to show the attributes of faith. He therefore, urged the congregation to remain steadfast in the Lord and continue to pray since faith could move mountains.

Rev, Fr, Atta-Nsiah prayed for all leaders as well as the country and called on all Christians to lead dignify lives and put up behaviours which should be exemplary for others to emulate.

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