The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government for introducing the free Senior High School policy
According to the church, the free SHS would bring relief to many families and ensure equity in access to secondary education in the country, while the double track system would also increase enrolment.
“We know what the free education in the northern part of the country has done to national development.
The acting Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Dr Victor Okoe Abbey, made the commendation at the opening of the 18th General Assembly of the church at Akropong Akuapem in the Eastern Region last Saturday.
The 18th General Assembly is on the theme: “Go and Make Disciples of All Nations”(Mathew 28:19)”.
The general assembly, which is the highest decision-making body of the PCG, is being attended by about 300 commissioners, and corresponding members from all the 21 presbyteries in Ghana and from abroad.
Tomorrow, the assembly will elect a new moderator to take over from the current Moderator, Right Rev. Professor Cephas Narh Omenyo, who has been sick for more than one year.
The General Assembly Council of the PCG took a decision last Friday to declare the moderator’s seat vacant so that a new leader could be elected for the church
While congratulating the government for showing such bold and visionary leadership, Rev. Dr Okoe Abbey urged the government to be mindful of the fact that wisdom or knowledge did not reside in any one group of people.
He, therefore, appealed to the government to engage all stakeholders in discussing educational matters in an open, candid and constructive manner for the benefit of the whole country.
Rev. Dr Okoe Abbey expressed deep appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for his bold approach towards the fight against corruption and bribery.
The acting Moderator said the PCG welcomed the setting up of the Office of the Special
The clergy urged the government not to pay lip service to the fight against corruption.
He called for transparency and integrity in investigations to ascertain corrupt practices and demanded that culprits be duly prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the country.
Rev Dr Okoe Abbey, therefore, called on all Christians to join hands with the government to eliminate bribery and corruption.
He pledged that the Christian community would stand arm-in-arm with the government in a
The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Kofi Dzamesi, in a
He said the church, according to the Ghana Health Services, was the third largest provider of health services in Ghana at the moment.
“We all doff our hats for the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for all these immense social service interventions towards national development,” he said.
Mr Dzamesi gave the assurance that the government would continue to provide the enabling environment for such fruitful partnerships to materialise.