The Right Reverend Dr Kwaku Asamoah-Okyere, Administrative Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, has tasked the leaders to be proactive in protecting property of the church, particularly its vast undeveloped lands across the nation.
He said some of the property sited at vantage and prime areas could be developed into viable projects to sustain the church’s development through good managed.
Right Rev. Dr Asamoah-Okyere was inaugurating a multi-purpose auditorium at the Methodist Retreat Centre at Kwadaso in Kumasi.
The project was funded by the Association of Methodist Men’s Fellowships at the cost of about GH¢405,956.00.
The Administrative Bishop said with an adult population of about 600,000, the church had the potential to do many things to promote the cause of mankind.
He charged the leadership of the various dioceses and circuits to at all times ensure that funds that accrued to the Church were well managed for the advancement of its mission statement.
He further stressed the need for them to also work hard at all levels to mobilize the people and their resources for productive ventures, adding that the time had come for the church to be investment-sensitive since it was lagging behind in terms of infrastructure compared to its sister churches abroad.
Right Rev. Asamoah-Okyere announced that plans were far advanced for work to commence on the Kumasi shopping Mall Project which would be undertaken by the church in collaboration with some corporate bodies and that it was expected to boost the its financial base.
He indicated that Methodism in Ghana had come of age and for that matter the leadership ought to put in place efficient and comprehensive plans for the Church to become self-dependent in the running of its activities.
The Administrative Bishop called for unity amongst the various societies and social groupings, explaining that none of those societies could survive in isolation and that they must share knowledge and wealth for the benefit of the church.
Brother Richard Stanley Quarshie, National Chairman of the Association, its resolve to support viable projects in the interest the church.
He also called on the members to be committed to the activities of the Association whiles contributing generously towards programs initiated to better the lives of members.