Chairman for the National Peace Council, Most Rev. Emmanuel Asante has admonished Ghanaians to forgive residents of Denkyira-Obuasi for lynching Late Major Maxwell Mahama to death.
The killing of the young energetic military personnel resulted to a very huge uproar in the country.
Major Maxwell Mahama the late, in the quest to fight against illegal mining otherwise known as galamsey was attacked in the township in broad daylight, lynched and set his body ablaze subsequently.
In order to sanctify the name of the town, the chief and elders organized various prayer session programs and asked Ghanaians for forgiveness.
Speaking during a visit of President Nana Akufo Addo to the town yesterday, Nana Agyei Nkyerewiw III implored Ghanaians to forgive them.
Reacting to this, the chairman of the peace council called on all Ghanaians to forgive the residents of Denkyira Obuasi now New Obuasi since they have shown remorse.
He however stated that, since the incident is not the first to happen in the history of Ghana, it will be very prudent if Ghanaians desist from mob actions and instant justice.
He called on Ghanaians to inculcate or revitalize the spirit of forgiveness.
The chairman who spoke in an interview on Pink Fm’s morning show, Omanbapa Kasa with Kofi Asamoah Aning also reiterated the need for Ghanaians to protect the peace we are enjoying as a country by eschewing various acts of violence.