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Mohammed Habib Tijani
The Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, Alhaji Mohammed Habib Tijani, has called on religious groups to propagate the need for peace and tranquility among the people during the December elections.
He said there was the need for all religious groups to rise up to the advocacy against ethnic, religious, chieftaincy and political misunderstanding that had the tendency to promote violent conflicts in the country.
Alhaji Tijani made the call when he delivered a keynote address during the opening ceremony of the 43rd Upper Northern Presbytery conference held at Yendi.
He stated that if they failed to use religion to establish lasting peace for the development of their areas, they could not say with certainty that they had responded to the divine call to serve.
He indicated that the theme for the conference; “Call to serve” was appropriate and in the right direction to inspire the people.
Alhaji Tijani noted that when history was being written, there would be no doubt that the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana would be seen as having contributed greatly to the socio-economic development of the area.
He said the church had provided litter bins at strategic places in the Yendi township to support sanitation management.
In his welcoming address, the Acting Chairman of the Upper Northern Presbytery, Rev. Edward Nsangnan Ngon said the Upper Northern Presbytery was a vast one, covering all the three Northern regions with seven pastoral districts and two sub-district.
Rev. Ngon stated that the presbytery had a total membership of 10,760 men, 3,023 women and 4,684 children.