Do Not Be Swayed by Empty Political Promises and Divisive Rhetoric… Moderator Opare Kwakye


The Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and the Chancellor of the Presbyterian University, Ghana (PUG), has implored the 2024 graduands of the university to embrace life obstacles as opportunities for growth and use every setback as stepping stone towards greatness.

He said this during the 6th Graduation Ceremony of the Presbyterian University, Ghana School of Graduate Studies at the Sam Prempeh Hall, Ramseyer Training Center, Abetifi Kwahu. Rt. Rev. Opare Kwakye acknowledged the challenges in finding jobs today meanwhile, he challenged that it should not be an excuse to push under the carpet the instilled excellence, discipline, integrity, and service.


Papa Moderator Opare Kwakye admonished Ghanaians to be circumspect in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Ghana. He indicated that our choice of leaders must not be “out of self-interest or narrow-mindedness” which would lead the country into more hardship and underdevelopment. Instead, our choice of national leaders must be “out of a genuine desire to see positive change and progress in our society.” He added that empty promises and divisive rhetoric must not sway us into disunity, rather we should come together to build resilience for national growth.


Rt. Rev. Dr. A. N. O. Kwakye urged the graduands to remember their alma mater and the values that this reputable institution founded on Christian “principles of excellence, integrity and service” has nurtured in them. He added that these principles should be carried with them wherever they may find themselves and God will surely see them through in life. The University Chancellor charged, “As you go forth from this place, may you go with courage in your hearts, faith in your abilities, and hope for the future.”


Papa Opare Kwakye made a donation of One Hundred Thousand Ghana cedis into the scholarship and bursary fund of PUG on behalf of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. This scholarship fund was instituted by Very Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, the immediate past Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana and Chancellor of PUG with his personal seed money. Rt. Rev. Opare Kwakye indicated another support for the university that is the establishment of an Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. He stated that this would be sponsored by Virtual Security Africa (VSA), a company vested in the IT space with an amount of One Million United States Dollars. Moderator assured that PCG will continue to help PUG to add to infrastructure, improve human resources, and expand the programmes being run by the University.


Rt. Rev. Dr. Abraham N. O. Kwakye concluded by calling on both graduands and graduates of PUG to never forget their alma mater and the values that the university upholds as they are the ambassadors of PUG.


Public Relations Unit, PCG

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