“God had been gracious unto Ghanaians”-Moderator
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, has said that God had been gracious unto Ghanaians and “we must, as a people, thank him for his undeserving grace and mercies.”
He said the year 2020 was very challenging as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and praised the leadership of the country for its pro-activeness in handling the situation.
The Moderator said this in an exhortation at a special thanksgiving service at Kyebi on Friday January 08, 2021 for President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and his Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The well attended Thanksgiving Service, held at the Kyebi Presbyterian College of Education, was organized jointly by the Akyem Abuakwa State, the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and the Kyebi Local Council of Churches for a successful re-election and investiture of the President.
The Moderator commended President Akufo-Addo for always giving thanks to God and prayed that goodness and mercy will follow him and the Jubilee House all the days of his life in 2021 and beyond
Rt. Rev Prof. expressed regret over what happened in parliament in the early hours of Thursday during the election of the Speaker of Parliament. He urged the leadership of Parliament to apologize to Ghanaians. He congratulated the President on his re-election to continue his dedicated service to the people of Ghana.
President Akufo Addo gave a firm assurance that he would not disappoint Ghanaians in his second term of office. He said he would continue all projects he had started as well as pursue programmes that would transform Ghana and ensure the people enjoyed better living conditions.
“I trusted God in 2016 for a victory and another four year term and God has kept faith with me,” he said.
The President was grateful to his family, particularly his wife, Rebecca, and brothers, especially Edward Akufo-Addo, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta and Gabby Okyere Darko for their unflinching support over the years.
President Akufo-Addo who had earlier commissioned an auditorium for the Kyebi Presbyterian College of Education which has been named after him, thanked all who have supported him in all his endeavours as President.
Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori-Panin, the Okyenhene, said it was by the grace of God that President Akufo-Addo was re-elected for the second time and, therefore, was appropriate to show God gratitude.
He said under the President’s leadership, Ghanaians had witnessed unprecedented favour from God through the many developmental projects and programmes.
Osagyefo Ofori-Panin said history would judge President Akufo-Addo very well and urged him not to be discouraged by any distraction.
The President was accompanied by his wife, Rebecca, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, Samira, and a host of former ministers and appointees.