General Secretary of AACC visits Presbyterian Church of Ghana
The General Secretary of the All African Conference of Churches, (AACC) Rev Dr. Fidon Mwombeki visited the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) at it quarterly meeting at Abokobi on Wednesday.
Rev. Dr. Mwombeki was Ghana to familiarize himself with preparation so far for the All African Youth Congress which will take place in Ghana at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh from 27th September-2nd October 2020.
Addressing the General Assembly Council, Rev Dr Mwonbeki said the AACC in its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan intends to conduct a continental campaign on youth and African patriotism under the theme “Africa: My home. My Future” The Congress has the objectives to inspire young people to love their countries and harness their talents in their countries.
He said this campaign proposes to invest in the youth in Africa and rekindle the spirit of Pan- African Movement, which in 1945 was spearheaded by young people, who committed themselves to break the yoke of colonialism.
He said the campaign is also aimed at establishing a biennial All Africa Youth Congress where young people will gather and affirm their commitment to the continent. He said the AACC intended to invite 5000 youth to the Congress.
Some of the topics to be discussed during the congress include Youth and African Patriotism, Justice and Security, Active Citizenship and African Dignity.
The AACC General Secretary commended PCG on its contributions to the socio-economic and political development in Ghana since its establishment.
He paid a growing tribute to the first President of the independent Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah on his vision of pan-Africanism and how this vision has been appreciated over time.
Rev Mwombeki said Nkrumah was the greatest advocate of the political unity of Africa which was to enable the continent to ward off exploitation by the West and then build a continent that is self-reliant. He said the fact that Dr Nkrumah is the only President whose statue adorns the headquarters of the Africa Union in Addis Ababa is eloquent testimony of his impact on the history and politics of Africa.
He said he was happy that many streets in Accra have been named after other African countries, cities and personalities who have contributed immensely to the development and growth of the African continent.
Rev Dr. Mwombeki appealed to the leadership of the PCG to use their experience to support the organizers of the youth congress to success.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante commended the General Secretary for the visit in spite of his heavy schedule.
He assured AACC of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana’s total support for the upcoming Youth Congress in Ghana later this year.
The Moderator on behalf of the PCG presented him with a gift.
The AACC General Secretary was accompanied by the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev Dr. Cyril G. K. Fayose and Mrs. Amoussou Rolande, Administrative Assistant, Regional Office of AACC, Lome Togo.
Rev George Larbi
Public Relations Officer
Presbyterian Church of Ghana