Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Nana Addo

Let’s depart from mindset of aid, charity – Nana Addo


Ghanaians must believe in government’s ability to transform the economy and depart from the mindset of aid and handouts, President Nana Addo has advised.

“We must believe in our capacity to build a modern, developed, progressive nation, and free ourselves from a mindset of dependence, aid, charity and handouts,” President Nana Addo said during the 17th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Abetifi, Kwahu.

He believes Ghanaians can “build a new Ghanaian civilization, where there is fair opportunity for all in education and health, where hard work, enterprise and creativity are rewarded, where there is an abundance of decent jobs with good pay, where there is a dignified retirement for the elderly, where there is a social safety net for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, where governance is honest and free of corruption, and where the rule of law works.”

President Akufo-Addo therefore appealed for support and prayers to help him deliver as expected.

“I am fortified in this by the Gospel of St. Matthew in chapter 19 verse 26, which reads: ‘But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘with men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’”, he added,

President Nana Addo further pointed out that he won the 2016 election because Ghanaians were dissatisfied with poor economic conditions.

“They believed we, in the NPP, were different, and could put in place the requisite measures to improve their living conditions. My government has begun putting in place the measures that will improve the living conditions of the Ghanaian people.

“By the Grace of God, and with the generosity of the Ghanaian people, I am here today, not as presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, but as President of the Republic. It was ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of Hosts’”, President Akufo-Addo said.

 

He also expressed his commitment to lead the nation rebuilding agenda where there will be retirement benefits for the elderly among others.

 

Source-citifmonline-com

Presby Church Commissions 68 more Ministers

Presby Church Commissions 68 more Ministers

 The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has commissioned sixty eight (68) ministerial probationers at the Grace Congregation at Akropong Akuapem who will be posted to some of its branches across the country to serve the church and help revive the faith of members.

Two former Moderators of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, and Very Rev Dr Sam Prempeh who performed the commissioning, said the sixty eight ministers were made up of distinguished persons who had excelled tremendously in the gospel ministration at the Ramseyer Training Centre, at Abetifi Kwahu in the Eastern Region under the Special Ministerial Training.

Preaching the sermon, the Volta Presbytery Chairperson, Rev Daniel Oppong Wereko   urged the new ministers to empower themselves as they begin the ministration of the gospel. He noted that it took only the invitation of the Holy Spirit to gain liberty and peace to pursue the task ahead, observing that the anointing of the Holy Spirit would set one apart as righteous and sacred and also confer on one spiritual authority . He said there were socio-economic and spiritual challenges that were confronting Ghanaians, adding that their call to the ministry must be able to provide solutions to them especially in a world that knows no peace and lacks hope,

like in the times of Isaiah and Jesus.

'Today there are lots of people in the world and among your congregations that are in demonic bondage bound by Satan. You are to go with Christ's authority to deliver and set them free, he said.

Speaking on behalf of the new ministers, Rev Nicholas Apreh Siaw assured that they were ready for the missionary task no matter the cost they were sure that the Lord had empowered them and would continue to empower them to do so.

He requested that the Christian brothers and sisters of the Presbyterian Church continue to remember them in prayer as they set out on the long journey ahead.

 

Presbyterian Church of Ghana Commissions 27 new Ministers

Presbyterian Church of Ghana Commissions 27 new Ministers

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) on Sunday commissioned 27 ministerial probationers, whom it will deploy to some of its branches across the country to serve the Church and help revive faith of members.

The new ministers, comprising 20 males and 7 females, pursued differently degree programmes in Theology at the Trinity Theological Seminary in Accra, based on which the General Assembly Council of the PCG expressed satisfaction at their work and approved their commissioning.

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG, Very Rev Dr Sam Prempeh administered the Ministerial vows to the newly commissioned ministers.

Preaching the sermon Very Rev Prempeh urged the new ministers to adhere to the principles of Christendom to enable them to stand as true ambassadors of Christ.

He urged them to learn to identify themselves with the practice of the Church as enshrined in the Constitution.

He told the new ministers that true Christians must show their status by portraying the character of Christ who was sinless on earth.

The former Moderator cautioned the newly commissioned ministers to be mindful of their attitudes towards the community they find themselves, their neighbours and colleagues since it could either discredit or encourage others to come to know Christ.

He urged them to rely fully on the powers of the Holy Spirit and pray to pray to God always for His direction.

In a brief address before the commissioning, Rev Samuel Wereko Bekoe, who represented the probationers, expressed his appreciation to the hierarchy of the church for their ministerial training and promised that they would do their best in their ministerial journey to lift the banner of Jesus high.

 

He therefore pledge on behalf of his colleagues to adhere to the commands of God and the doctrines of the Church in order to remain faithful to God and His Church. Rev Wereko Bekoe asked the church members to pray for them to ensure the success of their ministries.

 

Present at the well attended service were Rev Dr George Opare Kwapong, Acting Moderator of the General Assembly of the PCG who acted on behalf of the substantive Moderator, Right Rev Professor Cephas Omenyo who is indisposed, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of the General Assembly of the PCG, and the General Assembly Council members.

 

 

Presby Moderator pays courtesy call on Chairman of the Church of Pentecost

Presby Moderator pays courtesy call on Chairman of the Church of Pentecost

Presby Moderator pays courtesy call on Chairman of the Church of Pentecost .

Reverend Dr Anokye Nkansah inducted as Asante Akyem Presbytery Chairperson

Reverend Dr Anokye Nkansah inducted as Asante Akyem Presbytery Chairperson

Reverend Dr Anokye Nkansah inducted as Asante Akyem Presbytery Chairperson

Victory Congregation Fafraha Holds  Thanksgiving Service in Honour of Rt Rev Prof Cephas Omenyo

Victory Congregation Fafraha Holds Thanksgiving Service in Honour of Rt Rev Prof Cephas Omenyo

Victory Congregation Fafraha Holds Thanksgiving Service in Honour of Rt Rev Prof Cephas Omenyo The Victory Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at Fafraha in Accra has held a thanksgiving Servicer in honour of Rt Rev Prof Cephas Narh Omenyo, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana on Sunday 18th December 2016 at the Church auditorium.

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