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15.04.2007 General News

Church launches ¢4bn education project


The South Ghana Conference of the Seventh Day Adventists Church has launched a four-billion cedi scheme to promote educational programmes in the country.

Pastor Anthony Kessie, President of the Conference announced this at a six-day South Ghana Conference of the SDA Church second Women Ministries Congress at Gomoa Jukwa, near Agona Swedru.

The congress brought together women from Volta, Greater Accra and Central regions under the theme: "Touch a heart, tell the world."

He said the projects envisaged under the scheme include construction of additional classroom blocks at Gomoa Jukwa SDA Secondary School, establishment of a technical institute at Sabefia in Volta region and an Educational Camp at Tema.

Pastor Kessie said the projects would be financed through fund raising and contributions from the members of the church.

Pastor Kessie said the church has decided to invest in education to promote human resource development in the country, since government alone cannot shoulder the responsibilities.

He said women should be involved and encouraged to understand democratic processes because of the important role they played in the society.

The President said the congress would also afford the opportunity for the women to learn how to stay happily with their husbands to promote peace at home.

Mrs Charlotte Osei Agyemang, President of South Ghana Conference of SDA Women Ministries said the congress was to assist the women to unite and exchange ideas for their mutual benefits.
She stressed that the economic, social and political upheavals could create untold hardship on women and children and asked women to pray against such negative trends.

Pastor Emmanuel D. Poakwa, Director of Departments of South Ghana Conference of SDA Church urged women to continue to work hard to improve their financial base.

He said some women refuse to give priority attention to their businesses and when it collapsed, they then start blaming evil spirits thus chasing pastors and prophets for deliverance prayers.

Earlier, the women marched through the principal streets of Agona Swedru carrying placards, some of which read; "send your girl child to school”, “register with NHIS” and “government speed up solving energy crisis.”

Source: GNA