The final funeral rites of a Minister of Fisheries in the Kufuor Administration, Madam Gladys Cecilia Asmah, took place in Takoradi last Saturday.
The burial service, which was conducted by Right Reverend Kwamena Otoo, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Sekondi, attracted a number of dignitaries.
They included former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Mr Paul Afoko, Chairman of NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, NPP Presidential Candidate for the 2016 election; his running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; and Mr Kwabena Agyepong (General Secretary of NPP).
Right Reverend Otoo called on politicians to help develop the country.
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“Politicians must help in the effective management of the oil and gas sector for the benefit of the country,” he said.
He said everybody would die but death would be a blessing if people died in the Lord.
Right Rev. Otoo stated many people were happy to call themselves Christians and hopeful to go to Heaven, but many of them would not get there because of the way they lived.
He said if people wanted their lives to be meaningful, they must change their lifestyles and should not forget about God in their lives.
Right Rev Otoo said: "A voice from Heaven is always speaking but people prefer listening to a voice from the earth, which tells them to do the wrong things."
He said people, including some in high places, were supporting homosexuality and other devilish things in the name of freedom.
He said everybody wanted to get rich now, and if that happened, nobody would be prepared to serve.
He said God wanted Mrs Asmah to live for a certain period to play some roles which she performed creditably.
Right Rev. Otoo said Mrs Asmah served God well with dedication and her faith was never shaken by adversity.
He added that Mrs Asmah was likeable, hard-working accommodated all manner of people and was always prepared to serve.
The former Member of Parliament for Takoradi and Minister of State, died at the age of 77 after a short illness.