By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss| Peki
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo has urged members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG) to continue with their dedications and collaborations to support government towards the attaining and sustaining peace and development in the country.
The President, who was addressing the grand durbar of the church’s 175th anniversary celebration at Peki Blengo over the weekend, implore the church to act according to their declaration and mission and join hands with government to bring about innovation, renewal and transformation to societies.
The President was much impressed about the numerous projects instituted by the church and applauded them for their achievements which he said are very beneficial to the country’s development.
According to the President, the church has spread its tentacles across the entire country to establish churches alongside educational institutions.
“And you go beyond religious and education affairs, and are active in health, agriculture, afforestation and climate change as well. I’m impressed by your collaboration with the Peace councils at the regional and national levels and the particular efforts in the process of seeking peaceful resolutions of conflicts in Nkonya, Alavanyo, Bimbila and other areas”. President noted.
He also commended the good wills of the Chiefs who accepted the arrival of the missionaries to the land and urged the church to always pay homage to the Chiefs of the land.
He said, “As we can safely assume that if the chief had not accepted the visitors and given them welcome, Rev. Lawrence Wolf would never have succeeded in starting the church. I pay homage to the German missionaries and even greater homage to the brave and forward-looking chiefs, who accepted the strangers in their midst and made it possible for the teachings of the Church to blossom.”
The President appealed to the church leadership and members to continue supporting the government since he will continue to work for the citizens.
“I know that neither my party and I enjoy more support amongst you, but I am determined that my government will come continue to work to convince you. We deserve your love and support and please, pray for me and the government, and above all, pray for Ghana.”
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Bliss Divine Kofi Agbeko (RTD) in an address extended the church’s gratitude to the government.
He however assured all and sundry of the church’s continuous support to peace and development of the country.