Parliament House, Accra, June 23. 2021.
The leadership of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG) on June 23, 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin at his office in Accra. The team was led by the Standing Committee of the church which comprise the Moderator of the General Assembly Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col. (Rtd) Bliss Divine Kofi Agbeko, Rev Dr. Emmanuel Amey, Clerk of the General Assembly and the Presbyter Executive, Pr. Charles Sitsofe Sakyi.
The Clerk of the General Assembly in his remarks petitioned the Speaker to assist the church retrieve two of its health centers in Adidome and Wurawura which had been forcibly seized by the Ghana Health Service. He also used the opportunity to introduce the new moderator to the Speaker of Parliament.
The Hon. Speaker in his address to the delegation echoed his support for the EPCG and acknowledged the role mission churches play in socio-economic development, education and health. He stressed that, “the country can make giant strides in national growth when responsibilities of managing such entities are decentralized with the church as key managers”. He assured that he will investigate the concerns raised and seek justice for the church who he admired for the spirit of truth and integrity they speak to power.
Members of the Volta and Oti regional caucus who sat in the meeting attested to the immense developmental role of the EPCG in their personal lives and other rural communities in Ghana. They stressed on the key role the church continues to play in building rural communities as well as instilling discipline in the students they train in their schools.
Other church leaders present included Rev. E.E. Attu (Ag. Director, Programmes, Ecumenical and Social Relations), Rev S.K. Tettey (Ag. Director HR and Admin), Rev Dr. McWilson Atakro (West Volta Presbytery Moderator) as well as some presbyters.
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG) is a result of North German Bremen missionary efforts in the Volta Region, Peki on 14th November 1847. The church has to its credit 928 congregations in Ghana, Europe and America, a University College in Ho, and 2 Colleges of Education in Bimbilla and Amedzofe, 2 Technical Vocational Institutions, 6 Senior High Schools, 157 Junior High Schools, 549 Primary and Kindergarten schools as well as several health centers across the country.