20th General Assembly of PCG held at Akropong Akuapem
The 20th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has been held at the Grace Congregation in the Akuapem Presbytery on 4th November, 2020.
The General Assembly, which is the highest decision making body of the PCG, attracted about 250 Commissioners, and Corresponding Members from all the 21 Presbyteries of the Church, both home and abroad.
The one-day General Assembly became necessary following the Church’s inability to hold it in August 2020 as planned due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the subsequent restrictions imposed on all public gatherings, including church activities.
The Right Reverend Professor Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana addressing the gathering charged Ghanaians to reject any politician who will encourage violence in any form, in the run-up to the December 7, elections.
He said, “no one deserves to be a President or Member of Parliament if that person encourages violence in any form or does not condemn violence”.
Speaking at the 20th General Assembly of the Church at Akropong Akuapem on Wednesday 4th November 2020, the Moderator said the Church had launched a Peace Ambassadors Programme to sensitize the members and the general public to denounce violence.
He, therefore, appealed to all political leaders and the media to be very careful in their utterances before, during, and after the elections to ensure a peaceful election.
He called on all politicians to respect the institutions set up and abide by their rules to ensure peace, saying “if you cannot respect your own institutions, how can you become our leader”.
In the same vein, he called on the state institutions especially those mandated to play a role in the coming elections to do right to all manner of persons, show transparency, and work without fear or favour.
Reverend Professor Mante said Ghana would once again prove to be the star of Africa and develop its democratic principles at the end of the December elections because Ghanaians were now alert and would rise to their civic responsibility.
Mr Yaw Osafo-Marfo, Senior Minister who represented President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said government, in furtherance with its commitment to peace, had warned supporters of the NPP to stay away from violence in the run-up to the December elections.
He, therefore, assured that the government would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring peaceful and credible elections on December 7.
Oseadeyo Nana Kwasi Akufo, Okuapemanhene, on his part said the traditional authority was for peace and would support the government and all stakeholders in ensuring peace on December 7.
Major highlights of the Assembly included Opening Devotion, Opening Ceremony by the Moderator, report by the Clerk of General Assembly, Rev. Dr. Godwin Nii Noi Odonkor.
The Church prayed for the nation for successful election in December this year.
Source: PCG MEDIA TEAM