Every Ghanaian has a role to play in reviving the economy
Reverend Dr Cyril Fayose, secretary-general of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), said every Ghanaian has a role to play in reviving the economy to recover from the post-COVID-19 global shocks.
Rev Dr Fayose, speaking at the opening of the 12th Ho East Presbytery of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG) at Ziavi Dzogbe in Ho Parish, during a three-day synod on the theme “Revive Us, O Lord, Heal Us,” urged the Ghanaians to stop finger pointing and start recovery.
Rev Dr Fayose, who was the guest of honor, noted that ordinary Ghanaians, not just politicians, also blackmailed the economy through their nefarious activities.
Regarding the environment, Dr. Fayose states that forest destruction and other unfriendly environmental practices are at the root of erratic rainfall patterns, global warming and ozone depletion.
“According to experts, there is more plastic in the sea than fish,” he said.
The general secretary called on the church to take a leadership role in planting trees and properly disposing of plastic waste.
He said the CCG’s mandate is not only to unite the churches, but also to be a voice for the vulnerable in society, and called on member churches to care for “the severely mentally ill” in their communities.
Rev. Wilson Seloame Alorvi, moderator of the Ho East Presbytery, said in his welcome address that the EPCG’s vision as a unified corporate body of faith is to be a dynamic agent of God.
“The church leads the great commission of Jesus Christ to bring light where there is darkness and to transform the world into the image of Christ and to sustain itself,” he added.
Rev. Alorvi called on Christians to approach God in prayer, repentance and humility, asking for forgiveness for their wrongs and the restoration of His blessings.
Presbyter Charles Sitsofe Sekyi, the church’s Presbyter Executive, indicated that the church had formed a committee led by Rev. Japhet Ledo, a former moderator for the church, to plan its 175th anniversary, which will be celebrated later in the year would be year.
Togbe Kwaku Ayim IV, Fiaga from the traditional Ziavi area, lamented the rising youth unemployment in the country and appealed to the church to work with the government to find a lasting solution.