Churches must do more for the people – Nii Kojo Ababio V
Written by admin on January 14, 2015
The Paramount Chief of Ngleshie Alata (James Town), Nii Kojo Ababio V, has conferred the title “Noyaano Mantse” (Chief of Development) on Rev. Bernard Ade-Acquah, Head Pastor of Powerhouse Ministries International (PMI), located at Korle Gonno, a suburb of Accra.
According to Nii Ababio, he had carefully studied and monitored the church’s contribution to education and health in Ngleshie and also followed its poverty reduction schemes in the area and was impressed with the role it was playing.
He was particularly struck by the church’s establishment of an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre set up to boost the abilities of students and teachers in that field.
He said the elders of Ngleshie Alata were partnering the British government to transform the James Fort into an educational establishment to provide education for the youth in the community.
Rev. Ade-Acquah, for his part, was full of praise for the chief of Ngleshie Alata for recognising his contribution to development in the area. He said besides winning souls for Christ, churches also had the duty to turn lives around by assisting with their material needs.
According to him, the church through its outreach programmes had affected so many lives.
He said the leadership of the church had outlined measures to improve the lives of the people. He said the measures entailed reducing poverty and providing quality health care and education for the youth.
The Head Pastor said the church would also provide vocational and technical education for the youth.
He commended Nii Kojo Ababio V for his leadership qualities and the role he had played all these years to see Ngleshie develop.
Rev. Ade-Aquah hinted that as development chief, he would fall on Nii Ababio for guidance, advice and wisdom in carrying out his duties.
The church presented an amount of money, bottles of treated water and soft drinks to the chief as a token of respect.