CONVERGE TO RAISE FUNDS TO BUILD A UNIVERSITY
part of her ambition to open a University, the Presbyterian
Church of Ghana decided to have three satelite campuses at
Abetifi, Agogo and Akropong. Abetifi campus was opened last
year and the University Council intends to open the Akuapem
Campus in September/October, this year.
far a lot of refurbishment works have gone on at the Old Salem
Campus. To gear themselves up for work to be completed for
the commencement of the University the Presbyterian Council
in Collaboration with the local Implementation Committee organised
what they called ''Home Coming''. On the 2nd of April 2005,
Akuapems from all walks of life gathered at the Old Salem
for this purpose.
New Salem JSS Block
In attendacne were Hon. Dan Botwe, Minister for Information,
Hon. Mercy Bampo Addo, Deputy Minister at the Office of the
President, Hon. W.O. Boafo, Deputy Minister for Defence and
Hon. Opare Asamoah, Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport.
Dan Botwe, Minister of Information & Hon. Mrs. Bampo
Addo, Deputy Minister off at the Office of the President
at the Programme.
dignitories pressent included, Chiefs from Aseseeso, Awukugua,
Mamfe and Akropong. Also in attendance were Akuapem Ridge
Church Choirs Union, Akropong District Choir and representatives
of the various Groups in the Church.
the ''Home Coming'' became part of the Presbytery Conference,
all the delegates became part of the programme. In all, over
three hundred million Cedis was realized. We say Ayekoo to
all the organizers for the yeoman's work done. If anything
at all, the fact that they brought such Chiefs and people
of Akuapem descent together is a plus in itself.
HOLDS A SUCCESSFUL PRESBYTERY CONFERENCE
78th Annual Conference of the Akuapem Presbytery was held
in Akropong from 29th March to 3rd April with the theme ''That
All May Have Life In Fullness'' . In all....pastors from every
District in the Presbytery were in attendance.
of the total number of 91 registered accredited delegates,
42 representing........% lodged in the Presbyterian Training
College. All the others were housed in various homes. This
saved the Presbytery over four million Cedis.
Conference begun on the 29th March at exactly 7:00pm. The
chapel was filled to capacity with delegates, Groups in the
District and enthusiastic members of the Presbyterian congregations
in the District. The Opening Service was led by the Rev. Anokye
Nkansah of the Peace Presbyterian Church.
Rev. E. Ahenkorah-Mensah of the Calvary Presbyterian Chuch
in Koforidua-Nsukwaw greeted the people of Akropong on behalf
of the delegates. He based his message on Heb. 13:7 and called
on the people of Akropong to remember the forebears of the
church who had left us with many rich legacies.
his part, the Rev. G.O. Kwapong, the District Minister for
Akropong read from John 1:1-4. He explained that the 'Fullness
of Life', which is the theme for the Conference is made possible
only through Jesus Christ, for in Him alone is life according
to the passage. He continued by stating that this fullness
of life was the message of the early Basel Missionaris who
came to Akropong 170 years ago to preach the gospel to our
ancestors. From here this message has been proclaimed to many
other parts of this country.
hinted that the Presbyterian Church in Akropong is celebrating
her 170th anniverssary this year and this Conference has become
part of the celebration. On behalf of the District he welcomed
the Presbytery Chairperson, the Presbyterial Council and all
the delegates to Akropong. He encouraged them to enjoy the
fullness of life, which by the grace of God abounds in Akropong
the Conference, reports were taking from the various Districts,
Departments and the Acting Clerk of the Presbytery. The reports
indicated that many of the Districts increased in their numerical
the end of the Conference, the following Officers were elected
by the delegates:
The Rev. Barimah Appiah-Dankwa who had served as the Acting
Clerk of the Presbytery since October 2004, was elected as
the substantive Clerk.
Justice S.G. Okraku, a retired High Court Judge who happends
to be the Senior Presbyter of Adawso was also elected as the
Lay Representative to the General Assembly Council.
Mrs. Esther Joyce Acquah, a retired Educationist and a Presbyter
at the Peace Presby Church in Akropong was also elected to
represent the laiting in the Presbytery on the Presbyterial
Conference ended with a convenant service for all church members
present in the presence of the Moderator, the Rt. Rev. Dr.
Yaw Frimpong-Manso. It was a unique thing which happend for
the first time in the history of the Presbytery and many have
remarked that it should be a permanent feature in the annual
C. B. Ahwireing (Akuapem Prebytery Chairperson &
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Yaw Frimpong - Manso, Moderator of
the General Assembly of the Presbeterian Church of Ghana
at the Thanksgiving Service of the Presbytery Conference.