The vice President of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia has congratulated churches and other religious bodies for their contributions.
He Cited the Church of Pentecost as an example of indigenous churches that have, through their own homegrown resources, provide a wide range of infrastructure being utilized by countless Ghanaian.
Dr Bawumia emphasized that the President’s vision was certainly achievable, and urged Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) to complement Government’s efforts to meet the social and other needs of Ghanaians.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia made that statement when he addressed the 43rd General Council Meeting of the Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh on Wednesday May 2, 2018.
The Meeting, under the theme “Remain in Christ and His Basic Message”, is the last such meeting for Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, who has led the Church of Pentecost for the last 10 years.
Addressing the congregation, Vice President Bawumia stated that, “As you may be aware, Government is determined to build a Ghana beyond aid. A Ghana that uses it own resources and employs proper management as the way to engineer social and economic growth.
“Despite the pragmatic measures that Government has rolled out to ensure the realization of this vision, we are also encouraged by the example set by the Church of Pentecost. As an indigenous church, with no foreign or external support, you have through the prudent management of resources firmly established branches of the church in ninety-nine (99) countries.”
He continued, “Aside other phenomenal investment made in the educational and health sectors of our economy, the church again, from its own homegrown resources, has managed to put up the World Class Pentecost Convention Centre where this meeting is currently taking place.
The Church of Pentecost, thus, provides the needed example that with the right kind of leadership and prudent management of resources, the vision of Ghana beyond Aid is not only achievable but realistic.”
Vice President Bawumia again commended Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah for his meritorious service to the Church and nation for the past 42 years, and retires in August this year. Among other services rendered to the state, Apostle Opoku Onyinah has served as a member of the National Peace Council since 2011.
“On behalf of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and on my own behalf, I wish to congratulate Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah for serving his Maker and nation meritoriously for 42 years, he added.