The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church of Ghana has been commended for its support towards the socio-economic development of the country.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Education Minister, who made the commendation said the Church’s effort at promoting quality health care and education development in the country, among others was commendable and worth emulating.
Dr Adutwum said this at the inauguration of the Adventist Men Ministry in Kumasi.
The formation of the Men Ministry was aimed at bringing all Adventist men in 28 districts in the Ashanti region together to support evangelism, raise funds for charity work as well as train them to be good fathers.
The Education Minister recounted how the Church, through its training institutions and health facilities across the country had impacted positively on the lives of many people complementing the Government’s effort at national development.
Dr Adutwum, who is also the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe, stated the Government’s readiness to partner with all development partners in the country to push the nation’s development forward.
He said the huge investment being made by the Government in the education sector attested to the importance the Government attached to education and urged all stakeholders to complement those efforts.
The Education Minister mentioned the Free Senior High School (FSHS) as one of the crucial policies, which stood the chance of changing the fortunes of the nation’s economy over time because it would train many of the nation’s youth with the right skills and empower them economically.
“The fortunes of this country will transform tremendously in the next few years as a results of the FSHS initiative since the youth would soon be exposed to higher education which would transform their future.” he said.
Dr Adutwum stated that the introduction of Science, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country was also geared towards the transformation of the nation.
He assured that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government would ensure that the Ashanti region had its fair share of the national cake.
The President of the South Central Conference of the Adventist Church in Ghana, Pastor Dr Antwi Mensah, urged the men in the Church to pay their taxes as good citizens and as their civic responsibility towards the development of the country.
He advised them to ensure that they strengthened their families by creating an enabling environment to ensure that peace prevailed in their homes at all times.