The Divisional Chief of Prestea-Himan Traditional Area in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region, Nana Nteboah Prah IV has commended the Methodist Church of Ghana, especially the Tarkwa Diocese for their contributions to promoting developments in the area.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the 35th Annual Synod of Tarkwa Diocese hosted by Ebenezer Methodist Church, Prestea, Nana Nteboah Prah IV stated the Church’s establishment of Methodist Clinic at Aowin, the rehabilitation of Office Road, prioritisation Children Ministry are true indications that indeed, “the Methodist Church is ready to go and make disciples of all nations!”.
He added that the Church facilities at Ebenezer and indeed other societies in Prestea has seen transformation due to the good teamwork of Very Rev. Kwame Ghartey, of Ebenezer Society, Prestea.
Nana Nteboah Prah IV also added his voice to recent kidnapping going on in Takoradi and appealed to the law enforcement agencies to take a serious look at the situation.
On his part, the Bishop of Tarkwa Diocese of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Thomas Amponsah Donkor appealed to the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo and Law enforcement agencies to take the issues of Political Vigilantism and Kidnapping that is sprouting in our body politics as a serious problem before it plunges the country into chaos.
“We must not wait until vigilantism becomes uncontrollable before we act decisively” he added.
Speaking on behalf of the MP, the MCE for Prestea Huni-Valley, Hon. Mozart K. Owuh stated that “the MP is appealing, noting that development is a shared responsibility, that Synod should take a critical look at the sanitation challenges facing the municipality and embark on a strategic campaign on communal cleanliness”.
He added that the Municipal Assembly is incurring more than GHc 1,000,000.00 annually to control sanitation headache, but it is still getting nowhere to curbing the challenge.
“It is becoming an adage that, before you enter any community, you are faced with refuse dump. The statistics from GHS indicates typhoid cases in this Municipal are worsening, and there must be something done! We don’t have issues with personal hygiene, as I can see all neatly dressed here, but we do have a problem on communal hygiene, which we want the Synod to help!” he said.
Other dignitaries at the ceremony include Chairman Abiam Kuntu Danso, NPP Prestea Huni-Valley Chairman, Hon. Emmanuel Ennor K. Arthur, 2nd Vice Chairman of NPP, PHV, Tetrete Akuamoah Sakyi, Omahene of Wassa Amenfi, Nana Danso, Divisional Chief of Eyinam- Prestea, Nana Tinkorang, Odikro of Krootown –Nsuekyir , Ms. Mary Vida Kwofie, Municipal Director of Education, PHV and hosts of Rev. Ministers and over 1000 congregations of the Methodist Church.