The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, today [Friday, January 13, 2017] graced the 2017 Global Minsters and Wives’ Conference (GMWC’17) of The Church of Pentecost being held at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, near Kasoa to fellowship with them and to also thank Ghanaians for their prayers and blessings during the 2016 elections. The arrival of the President witnessed a standing ovation of the about 5,000 ministers and their wives drawn from 90 countries across the world as he entered the 5000-seater Egyir Paintsil auditorium, where the historic conference is being held. Accompanying the President were some leading members of his government. Also present were some chiefs and queen mothers from Gomoa Fetteh. Welcoming the President, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, who doubles as the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), said the invitation was extended to the president to enable him witness the goodness of the Lord in His church. The Chairman applauded the President for honouring the invitation by the Church and congratulated him on his overwhelming victory in the recently held general elections. Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah advised the President to be the model president Ghanaians have mandated him to be and also live up to their expectations while drawing inspiration from God. Addressing participants, the President called on Christians to make the life of Christ reflect in their entire endeavour as they manage their individual and civil responsibilities. Nana Akufo-Addo made a profound reference to a biblical quote in Matthew 7:21 [Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven] and explained that Christianity should go beyond mere Sunday church affair, but to ensure that they do the will of God which will lead to character and attitudinal change. He mentioned that the country is currently faced with a “not-so-good” economy due to mismanagement and inadequate infrastructural development in relation to health, education and other sectors. The President, who was sworn into office barely a week ago, also lamented youth unemployment and said he was hopeful that with the help of God, his administration is sure to achieve a substantive improvement, particularly in the employment sector. The President was grateful to the leadership and members of The Church of Pentecost for their prayers, support and counselling to the various presidential and parliamentary aspirants before, during and after the 2016 general elections.
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