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On Saturday January 8, 2022, a memorable send-off luncheon was held at Mawuli Senior High School, Ho in honour of Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Adjei Korbla Amey who successfully ended his tenure of office as the second Clerk of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana on December 31, 2021.
Speaking at the event, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col. B. D. K. Agbeko stated that the outgone Clerk was a hardworking servant of God who deserved commendation for rendering a distinguished service to the EPCG despite some difficult circumstances he faced. He noted that he wished he had more time with him and that he was worth celebrating for the grace of God which had brought him thus far.
The Chairman for the occasion, Very Rev. James Y. Ledo, former Moderator of the General Assembly congratulated the outgone Clerk for a good work done. In relation to his service in local congregations after his sabbatical leave, the Chairman encouraged him to trust in God’s abiding presence to guide him in his roles as some members at the local congregations may feel uneasy working with him because of the high office he is exiting.
In his address, the celebrant, Rev. Dr. E. A. K. Amey expressed mixed feelings about the event due to the experiences he has had during his time in office. He spoke to some past memories and highlighted book publishing projects he hoped to complete during his one-year sabbatical period. He advised the Standing Committee to keep their eyes on the goals set to improve the Church, keep pressing on to achieve their convictions and never give up in the quest to revive the Church.
The well-attended event laced with good food, music and optional speeches echoed statements in high praise of the immediate past Clerk of the General Assembly. All the speakers noted that he would be dearly missed for his principled nature and spirit of advocacy, eloquence, his fearlessness in the face of intimidation and victimization, and his resourceful support towards getting work done. Most of the guests stated that he was a dear father and friend with whom they looked forward to having more interactions although he was no longer in office.
Some key personalities in attendance include the Standing Committee and Management of the EPCG, Past Executives of the General Assembly, the Trustees of EPCG, and Presbytery Synod Moderators. Other stakeholders present were Rev. Dr. Cyril Fayose, General Secretary of Christian Council of Ghana, Prof. Edem Kwasi Bakah, President of EPUC, Rev. Dr. Dorothy BEA Akoto, Vice President of Trinity Theological Seminary, Dr. Dickson Tsey, Principal of Amedzofe Training College, Mrs. Marian Jemima Akua Adzroe, General Manager of E. P. Schools, and representatives from the New Horizon Foundation of the Blind and Centre for the Blind.