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SDA Church applauds return of mission schools to religious bodies

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) of Ghana has assented overwhelmingly to the promise by the Government to return mission schools to religious bodies.

According to the Church, the move would ensure the inculcation of quality, moral upbringing and self-discipline in pupils and students in the country.

Pastor Dr Chris Annan-Nunoo, the Executive Secretary of Southern Ghana Conference of the SDA Church, made this known at the inauguration of the Pioneer Ghana Conference of the church at Gomoa Jukwa near Agona Swedru.

It was on the theme: “Reach the World with Faithfulness to His Word”.

Dr Annan-Nunoo said it was good that management of mission schools would be officially taken over by churches because it would help to reduce the high moral decadence among students of basic and senior high schools.

He said the churches would also partner government to ensure rapid infrastructural development to enhance quality teaching and learning.

Pastor Dr Annan-Nunoo said the SDA Church had 620 basic schools, 20 senior high schools, two nursing training colleges, 20 clinics and hospitals and one university to promote the socio-economic advancement of the country.

He said the church had established health wing in the newly inaugurated Pioneer Conference with its headquarters at Agona Swedru to put in place measures to build health facilities to ensure better healthcare delivery.

On corruption, Pastor Dr Annan-Nunoo said the church had a role to play to reduce incidence of alleged reported stealing of public funds by government appointees.

Pastor Richard Aseidu Ntriakwa, the President of the Pioneer Ghana Conference, said the new conference had put in place measures to create enabling environment to ensure opportunity for jobs and wealth for the youth in the church.

He said the church was encouraging the youth to climb higher on the educational ladder in order to become responsible adults in future.

Mrs Naana Eyiah Quansah, the Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, appealed to the SDA Church members to pray for the President, the Ministers of State, and Members of Parliament for God to grant them good health and wisdom to manage the country with humility and love.

She said the Government would not shirk its social responsibilities to enhance the economic wellbeing of Ghanaians and assured the people of the Central Region of their fair share of the national cake.

Mrs Quansah said the “One District-One Factory Policy,” “Planting for Food and Jobs” and other social interventions instituted by government was aimed at improving quality living standards of Ghanaians.          

Source: GNA

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