Former President John Dramani Mahama has tasked Christians to take keen interest in the governance of the country so as to instill high values in governance.
"We as Christians share a common faith and our national wellbeing is intertwined with the progress of the nation," he said.
He was speaking at the maiden edition of the 'Conversations in the Cathedral' at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Accra last Wednesday.
“Conversations in the Cathedral”, an initiative of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, the Most Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, seeks to bring together both secular and religious leaders to discuss issues of common concern.
The maiden edition was on the theme: “Reflections on being a Christian in Ghana today: in preparation for Christmas 2019”
It was a solemn evening encounter with deep messages of faith centred on love for one another, especially the poor and the needy in society.
Touching on Christmas, Mr Mahama told the gathering that Christmas was a period to share.
He said the story of Christmas in the Bible which centred on the birth of Christ by the virgin Mary was embedded with values such as sharing that must be passed on from one generation to another.
"Christmas provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the values of Jesus and as Christians, we must reflect on ourselves, friends, families and the whole nation.