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Jehovah's Witnesses holds international convention in Ghana

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Jehovah's Witnesses holds international convention in Ghana

December 01, 2009
Accra , Dec. 1, GNA - Ghana would host the International Convention of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Accra from December 3 to December 6 on the theme: "Keep on the Watch."

Ghana is among the 16 countries in the world selected to host the 2009 convention, which is expected to attract 55,000 people, comprising 2,000 foreign delegates from fellow African countries and Europe .

Mr Dan Obimpeh, News Service Co-ordinator for the Convention, who made this known in Accra , on Monday said speakers at the event are expected to explain the importance of Jesus sermons to modern-day Bible Readers.

Topics to be discussed include: "How Christian husbands, wives and children could be helped to remain spiritually awake so as to please God and remain responsible citizens."

"The witnesses look forward to welcoming many non-witnesses to the convention and believe that all who attend will benefit from the practical and timely information presented," Mr Obimpeh said.

Mr Kwabena Acheampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism who officially launched the convention in Accra underscored the religious and economic potentials of the event.

He said his sector Ministry was excited that Ghana was hosting the convention, saying the influx of foreigners in the country, "will increase tourist receipts that could improve the country's balance payment position and add to the gross domestic product".

Mr Acheampong stressed: "There will also be the creation of opportunity for local investment in the tourism superstructure and services."

In Ghana ; there are more than 90,234 Witnesses organised in some 1,339 congregations.

There are about 7,100,000 Witnesses in more than 103,000 congregations worldwide.


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