President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that policies and programmes initiated by his government since his inauguration in 2017 are bearing “fruit” and largely impacting on the lives of all Ghanaians.
Speaking at the centenary celebration of the Ash Town Seventh Day Adventist Church, President Akufo-Addo revealed that he came into office with the goal of improving the living standards of the Ghanaian people.
Albeit, he concerted to the fact that life is still not easy as it should be, the President noted that there are solid reasons for all Ghanaians to hope for a brighter tomorrow.
“After my first term in office, our achievements were visible for all to see, and that is why the Ghanaian people were good enough to repose their confidence in me again, and gave me four more years to do more for them”.President Akufo-Addo
Recounting the passage in Jeremiah 12:2, which says “You have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow and bear fruit”, President Akufo-Addo explained to the congregants that “likewise, the policies and programmes being implemented by my government have taken root, they are growing, and they are bearing fruit”.
“In this Church, at least, I am sure we have parents here whose wards are beneficiaries of the Free Senior High School policy. We have achieved a number of noteworthy successes, and even though the pandemic of COVID-19 has derailed temporarily our progress, we remain on course, and will build back Mother Ghana much strongly.”President Akufo-Addo
Recapping his vision for the progress and prosperity of Ghana, the President expressed his vision to build a Ghana Beyond Aid, which remains constant, adding that “with the help of the Church, I am confident that we can realise this vision”.
SDA Centenary Celebration
President Akufo-Addo also thanked God for the growth of the Ash Town SDA Church. He stated that the establishment of the church a century ago has impacted positively, not only on the lives of congregants, but also on residents of Ash Town and Kumasi.
“From humble beginnings, this Church has grown into what it is today – a dynamic and integral part of this community. You have lived up to the aspirations of the forebears of this Church, Edward Sanford and Karl Rudolph, who first came to the shores of the Gold Coast, first landing at Apam, moving to Cape Coast before spreading out to the Ashanti Region, and other parts of Ghana”.President Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo revealed that successive “priests and congregations are to be applauded for these achievements”. This, he explained, is because they have been a good example of what it means to “love one another and give cheerfully to those in need”.
“I have no doubt that this legacy of ministry and compassion will long grace this Church”.President Akufo-Addo
The President’s prayer for the next one hundred years for the church to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, win souls, and serve the people of Ghana and Almighty God.
He later urged the church to pray for him, the government and the people he has appointed to various positions.
President Akufo-Addo’s plea was that that “we exercise our responsibilities with humility and integrity, and pray for Ghana, that she remains united and continues to strive for progress and prosperity”.