Every Ghanaian has a role to play in reviving the economy

Secretary General of the Christian Council of Ghana, Reverend Dr. Cyril Fayose

Rev. Dr. Cyril Fayose, General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), said every Ghanaian has a role to play in reviving the economy to recover from post-COVID-19 global shocks.

Rev. Dr. Fayose who said this while opening the 12th Ho East Rectory of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG) at Ziavi Dzogbe in Ho Municipality during a three-day synod on the theme “Revive us again, O Lord, heal us,” urged Ghanaians to stop the blame games and move forward for recovery.

Reverend Dr. Fayose, who was the guest of honor, noted that ordinary Ghanaians are also holding the economy to ransom through their nefarious activities, not just politicians.

On the environment, Dr. Fayose noted that forest degradation and other harmful environmental practices are causing erratic rainfall, global warming and destruction of the ozone layer.

“According to experts, there are more plastics in the sea than fish,” he said.

The general secretary called on the church to be at the forefront of planting trees and disposing of plastic waste properly.

He said the mandate of the GCC was not only to unite churches but also to be a voice for the vulnerable in society and urged member churches to care for the “seriously mentally ill” in their localities.

In his welcome address, Rev. Wilson Seloame Alorvi, Moderator of Ho East Presbytery, said the vision of the EPCG as a unitary faith-based institution is to be a dynamic agent of God.

“The Church is leading the great commission of Jesus Christ to bring light where there is darkness and to transform the world into Christlikeness and self-reliance,” he added.

Reverend Alorvi called on Christians to approach God in prayer, contrition and humility and ask for forgiveness of their wrongs and restoration of his blessings.

Priest Charles Sitsofe Sekyi, Executive Priest of the Church, hinted that the Church had formed a committee under the leadership of the Most Reverend Japhet Ledo, a former Moderator of the Church to plan its 175-year anniversary, which, according to him, would be celebrated later in the year.

Togbe Kwaku Ayim IV, Fiaga from the traditional region of Ziavi, lamented the increase in youth unemployment in the country and called on the church to partner with the government to find a lasting solution to this problem.

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