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A durbar has been held at Goviefe Kowu in the Afadjato South District in the Volta Region to commemorate 100 years of the establishment of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana (EPCG) in the town. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana, Goviefe Kowu, was established in 1914 during the First World War under the initiative of the late Elder Theodore Agbo.

The occasion brought together people from all walks of life, including various Christian denominations, traditional authorities, politicians, residents and citizens of the community domiciled elsewhere in the country and abroad. A newly constructed manse for the church was dedicated on the occasion.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the EPCG, Rt Rev. Francis Amenu, entreated Ghanaians not to shun their moral and civic responsibilities but rather put in efforts to ensure that the country attained the development goals required to propel it to a higher level.

“As an emerging economy, there is the need to strengthen the collaborative institutional structures of the government, civil society and the private sector required to attain our development goals and provide a facelift to our communities in the areas of environmental sanitation, safe drinking water and provision of other infrastructural projects,’’ he remarked.

Rt. Rev. Amenu urged Ghanaians and other nationals operating businesses in the country to demonstrate more commitment to the country and pay their taxes and other financial obligations in order that the nation would generate revenue for  development.

He also urged the church to create a conducive environment for preaching the gospel so that a lot more souls, particularly the youth, could be attracted and inspired to undergo renewal and transformation.

He paid tribute to the founding members of the church whose efforts, like the proverbial mustard seed, had developed into a vibrantly large congregation.

The Volta Regional Minister, Ms Helen Adwoa Ntoso, reiterated the government’s call on the church to reinforce its advocacy role of promoting peace and development in the country.

She commended the church for shaping the moral fibre of the youth and creating what she referred to as strong family-based values based on Christian principles.

Ms Ntoso urged the church to establish viable entrepreneurial skills training opportunities for the youth to enhance their capacities and livelihoods.

The Paramount Chief of the Goviefe Traditional Area, Togbega Sakrafo X, expressed his concern over distortions of certain important national records, including the history of Goviefe Kowu. As such he  urged the relevant state institutions to correct the anomalies.

He also called for strict adherence to the Intestate Succession Law to ensure that  justice and transparency prevailed in administering the wills of the deceased.

– See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/33470-goviefe-kowu-evangelical-presbyterian-church-ghana-marks-centenary.html#sthash.AXYQcJrU.dpuf

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