The Church of Pentecost is in trouble as I speak following comments made by its Chairman Apostle Dr. Eric Nyamekye.
The education minister Hon. Yaw Adutwum visited the office of the chairman at Labadi in Accra as part of his consultations on faith based institutions in Ghana. During the interaction, Dr. Nyamekye commended the minister and NPP government for reforms it has made in the education sector. He mentioned free SHS and STEM as some of best policies of the government. He also urged the government to communicate these policies to Ghanaians.
"You have made the Church of Pentecost proud, you are doing well for the nation, especially with the management of the FSHS policy which has brought great relief to the needy in the country.
Human beings have been made managers of this planet and for us to manage well, we need to understand the earth. One thing we should understand is that education is the key to development. Everybody needs to be developed to bring about the development of the country
I therefore, urged the government to increase publicity on some of the good policies it is rolling out in the country so that the entire populace would understand and appreciate the projects. I also called on the government to resolve all bottlenecks surrounding all such initiatives so that the people would benefit more from them."
The Chairman of the Pentecost Church of Ghana said with the massive drift of people, especially the youth from the hinterlands to urban centres, there is the need for the government to consider siting major school projects in the urban and strategic locations which already have access to all the needed facilities such as electricity, water and internet among others which could support education development.
He pledged the support of the Pentecost Church to the Education Minister for the great ideas he has been introducing into the sector towards the transformation of the country.
On his part, Dr. Adutwum thanked the Church for its support towards the development of the country.
“I count on the Church as my backbone physically and spiritually, so I am grateful to the Church for your continued prayers and advise to me all the time” Dr Adutwum said.
But the public is enraged over the comments of the chairman of the Church of Pentecost. According to some commentators, the Church of Pentecost has sadly joined other churches to praise Nana Addo and his government.
Check some comments below.
Nicholas Nartey: "My people why? We are Ghanaians first and foremost before belonging to various religious denominations. I can understand he is one of our own who has achieved much at the personal level but as a sector minister it is unfortunate the timing and the circumstances currently does not warrant an applaud. He is doing his best under the circumstance. The educational sector has lost its shine."
Godfred Boafo: "The church has become a propaganda wing of the NPP. That is why many people are not attending to church these days. Church leaders are no more role models."
Newlove Mensah Kudjo: "What good has this incompetent man done about education that warrants praises of any kind by no mean church like COP?"
Salami Amadou: "I don't think this church has brainy chaps to look critically at the reforms.
With time they won't have followers."
Ola Billy: "Those call elder are.now analogue leader under the arrogant and pride elephant party."
In the coming days, the church will have to come out with a communication. Until then, many Ghanaians consider the church as corrupt.
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