The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, has inaugurated the church’s head office complex with a call on employers and the public to create safe work environments for employees to enhance productivity and national development.
“This highly resourced head office is the latest high-tech edifice for a church in the whole of Africa and even the world. It is second only to the headquarters of the United Reform Church in Korea, and provides the best conditions for anyone to work”, he said.
The five-storey facility, known as the Church House, estimated at GH¢23 million and located at Osu in Accra, has a state-of-the-art Information Communications and Technology (ICT) section, a car park, cafeteria, a 200-capacity auditorium, and a 50-capacity mini conference room. Also contained in the office complex are a business centre, prayer section, and offices for the workers.
Rt. Rev. Martey said ever since the 60 staff members moved in to the edifice a couple of weeks ago, he had noticed a general improvement in their attitude towards work, adding that “a better work environment will always motivate people to put in extra energy to do better.”
Good work environment
He, therefore, urged all employers to ensure that they provided an enabling environment for their employees by incorporating high safety standards into their operations.
Unveiling the plaque to officially open the facility, Rt Rev. Martey asked the users of the edifice to observe a high maintenance culture and “put on the cloak of God” any time they accessed the facility.
The Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church head office, Rev. George Larbi, urged the public to develop a positive mindset at work to propel the growth of the country.
“This edifice, in itself, is of no use if people fail to develop positive attitudes that will ensure that it is put to good use to maximise satisfaction”, he said.
He emphasised the need for the public to change their attitude towards time and be steadfast in all that they do.
Established in Ghana in 1828, the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, which celebrated its 187th birthday this year, is one of the oldest churches in the country.