The public is being advised against the practice of guaranteeing for people who are not Ghanaians in the ongoing Ghana Card registration.

The Ghana Card is a national identity card that is issued by the Ghanaian authorities to Ghanaian citizens – both resident and non-resident, and legally and permanently resident foreign nationals.

It is proof of identity, citizenship and residence of the holder.

Head Pastor of Calvary Charismatic Centre, Pastor Ransford Obeng, said Ghanaians must abide by this advice to avoid misunderstanding that can mar the elections.

He also pleaded with the Electoral Commission (EC) as well as the registered political parties to use dialogue to settle differences they may have, noting that everything should be done in a manner that would make the 2020 general elections a credible one.

“I will urge the public as well as everyone who plays a role in Ghana’s development to use dialogue to settle whatever differences they may have regarding any issue under discussion and help to build a cultured society even as we prepare for the upcoming general election in December,” he said.

Pastor Obeng spoke ahead of scheduled spiritual empowerment that brings Pastor Mensah Otabil to CCC for a three-day event from January 17 to 19, 2020 on the CCC premises at Ayigya, Kumasi.

Rev Ransford Obeng Otabil poster

Pastor Dr Mensah Otabil’s visit

Reverend Ransford Obeng said God has a fresh word for his people every year and in every season.

This word, the CCC leader intimated, comes through his servants in the shape of teachings, admonitions, cautions and prophecies at specific periods.

Addressing a press conference ahead of the spiritual empowerment program, Rev Obeng said God has prepared one of his choicest servants, Dr Mensa Otabil to bring a fresh word to his people.

He believes such spiritual encounters are important at the beginning of the year especially this being an election year, so we pray for a peaceful election.

“God the architect of the universe wants his children to grow just as plants grow when they are supplied with the nutrients they need and so God has also prepared Dr Mensa Otabil to minister his fresh word to his people in the Ashanti Region, especially those living in the Kumasi Metropolis”, Rev Obeng stressed.

Admonition on 2020 election

Ghanaians have been urged to continue to unite and maintain the country’s enviable accolade as one of the peaceful countries on the African Continent.

The CCC leader advised the public to be civil in their comments on the radio or any public platform they meet to discuss issues.

He underlined the need for political parties to embark on campaigns devoid of insults and name-calling ahead of the crucial election to save the nation from the needless tension in election years.

“Ghanaians are cultured people and therefore the public must mirror that image by the way you conduct yourselves.”

He said it is imperative for every Ghanaian to abide by the rules and regulations governing the electoral processes to protect the gains made, over the years, as a democratic country.

The media, he noted, must be circumspect when reporting on electoral matters and prioritise the national interest ahead of that of individuals.

“They must not do the bidding of self-seeking politicians at the expense of the masses but rather play the watchdog role to protect the integrity of the electoral process,” he said.


Answering questions from the media, Reverend Obeng challenged people to strive to live godly lives.

He admonished especially the leaders saying they must be role models for the younger generation to learn from them.

The practice of extramarital affair, promiscuous living and the sort, Rev Obeng noted was a drain on the soul as well as on the very life of persons who indulge in same.

He opined that what people do secretly plays out in the open and cautioned the public to live exemplary lifestyles so that the younger generation could copy the right things from them.

“If you are married stay true to your spouse and if you are single live as such until you marry so that you do not taint yourself with fornication or adultery which would be punished by God on the judgment day”, the CCC leader passionately cautioned.

Pastor Ransford assured that God has something special for everyone who attends.

He emphasised that the programme will begin at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and also at 8:30 am on Sunday.

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