Recently, a Reverend Minister said that Reverend John Ntim Fordjour has regenerated and revolutionised politics in Ghana by making it appetising, and for that reason, he would join politics and follow in the footsteps of Honourable John Ntim Fordjour. We celebrate Honourable Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education in Ghana as he celebrates his birthday on Sunday May 28, 2023.
It is high time we started celebrating our leaders and loved ones on their birthdays, instead of celebrating them posthumously and hyperbolically. No dead person can be considered as celebrant. It is for this reason that we must celebrate Honourable John Ntim Fordjour, a man of God-cum-politician par excellence today, for his exemplary leadership and good deeds.
“I know a renowned presiding bishop who gave out his vehicle to enable one of the assemblies he established to acquire a permanent place of worship, but unfortunately, he could not even complete building his house before he passed away. Ironically, an exorbitant edifice was erected by a rich church member to house his body, but the family head of the late bishop together with armed police intervention took away the body by force to the village” (Celebrating living legends/leaders, phasing out posthumous observances).
Honourable Reverend John Ntim Forjour is a Ghanaian politician, a Reverend Minister and philanthropist who has been actively involved in various initiatives to promote education, health, youth development, infrastructure development, disaster relief and economic development in Ghana. He is a Member of Parliament for the Assin South Constituency. Let’s celebrate this selfless man of God who has used his position as a Member of Parliament/Deputy Minister for Education in Ghana, and his resources to make a positive difference in the lives of others, working to promote education, economic development as well as bringing revival in Ghanaian politics.
We salute an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ for his big-heartedness, care and love to the needy. He is one of the few selfless politicians in Ghana. It is an indisputable fact that a lot of our politicians are not thinking people and selfless as they are fond of pursuing personal aggrandizement and a political vendetta to the detriment of the masses. In other words, it is true that, “efie biara Mensah wo mu”, but we cannot refute the good deeds of some politicians like Honourable Reverend John Ntim Fordjour, Honourable Sam George Nartey, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, the Speaker of Ghana's Parliament and the immediate former Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye. It's a blessing to have godly people in authority or in leadership.
Today, on your birthday, I want to take a moment to celebrate you and all that you have accomplished. Your selflessness and philanthropic spirit have been an inspiration to many, not just in Ghana but all across Africa.
As a Reverend Minister, you have dedicated your life to serving others and spreading the message of salvation, love, peace, and hope. Your sermons have touched countless lives and your leadership has set an example for all to follow. As a Politician, you have brought that same spirit of service and dedication to your role, working tirelessly to improve the lives of people. Your exemplary leadership as a Reverend Minister-cum-Politician par excellence must be emulated by all and sundry in Africa. You have shown that it is possible to balance a life of service with a career in politics, and that true leadership means putting the needs of others before your own. Your selflessness and generosity have touched many lives, and your commitment to making a difference in the world is an inspiration to us all. On this special day, I wish you a very happy birthday, and may you continue to be a shining example of what it means to be a true leader and a servant of the people.
Thank you for all that you do, and for being a beacon of hope and inspiration in our world.
May your birthday be filled with joy, love, and all the blessings you deserve, in the name of Jesus Christ.
May the God of all grace give you overflowing grace as you celebrate your birthday on Sunday May 28, 2023.
Happy birthday, Apostle-cum-Politician par excellence.
The writer is a Lecturer/Coordinator at the Language Centre and University Chaplain,
Ghana Communication Technology University
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