Government has lauded the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) for playing major roles in various sectors of the economy including education, health, agriculture and sanitation to help develop the country.
Mr Salifu Saeed, Northern Regional Minister, who gave the commendation at the first homecoming of the Northern Presbytery of the PCG in Tamale on Saturday, said The PCG’s educational facilities spread across the country have complemented government’s efforts at improving the standards of education in the country.”
The event, which brought together representatives from various congregations of the PCG, was to celebrate the achievements of the Northern Presbytery as well as strategise to continue to play a meaningful role in the country.
Mr Saeed enumerated various projects undertaken by the PCG in the areas of agriculture and health saying they helped to create jobs for the people as well as ensured health care for all.
He said: “Amongst the social interventions of the PCG is the provision of good drinking water to communities. The church also embarks on the provision of boreholes and rainwater harvesting to support families, schools and communities during the dry season where there are no rains.”
He also touted the church’s efforts at fostering unity amongst various religious bodies especially in the Northern Region thereby preventing religious conflicts and called on other relevant stakeholders to emulate the PCG and partner government at efforts to develop the country.
Reverend Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, Clerk of General Assembly of the PCG advised the Northern Presbytery of the PCG not to be complacent of its achievements but to continue to move ahead to achieve higher goals.
Reverend Dr Solomon Sumani Sule-Saa, Chairperson of the Northern Presbytery of PCG called on all to bury their political differences and unite to build a good, strong and prosperous nation with bright future for children.
Meanwhile, as part of the homecoming event, the Northern Presbytery of the PCG has inaugurated a bungalow, a dining hall and a 500-student capacity girls’ hostel facility to accommodate students of the Presbyterian Senior High School, located at Kakpayili, a suburb of Tamale.
Through the Frankfurt Deanery in Germany, the Northern Presbytery of PCG secured funds from the FAZ Newspaper to construct the hostel facility.