President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo has called on Ghanaians to come together and build a new Ghanaian civilization, where there is fair opportunity for all in education and health.
“Lets build a civilization where hard work, enterprise and creativity are rewarded, where there is an abundance of decent jobs with good pay, where there is a dignified retirement for the elderly, where there is a social safety net for the vulnerable and disadvantaged, where governance is honest and free of corruption, and where the rule of law works.”
The president made this statement when addressing the 17th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church at Abetifi, Kwahu, on Saturday.
President Akufo-Addo said he’s influenced by the vision of the founding fathers of Ghana adding that they chose the words Freedom and Justice as the country’s motto, “because they envisaged us as a shining example to the black peoples of the world of what a free, dedicated, enterprising, Ghanaian people can do to build a society the equal of any, any where on the face of the planet”.
Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Hon. Bryan Acheampong, Acting Moderator, Rev. G.O. Kwapong; Clerk of the Presbytery, Rev. Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong; former Moderator, Reverend Prof. Emmanuel Martey; and the entire membership of the Synod among others were in attendance.
The President prayed for God’s blessings for the Church and for its Moderator, Rt. Rev. Cephas Omenyo, “and nurse him back to full health. Our nation needs his ministry, as we can all testify from his powerful address this morning.”