The Boamang District in the Offinso Area of The Church of Pentecost has launched the ‘Boamang Royals Festival’ which seeks to foster unity and accelerate the development of Boamang and its surrounding communities.
The festival dubbed, ‘RoyalFest,’ an initiative of The Church of Pentecost, aims at bringing together all stakeholders in the district such as traditional leaders, political leaders, religious leaders, and other opinion leaders to brainstorm the development of the community, deepen relationships, pray for the communities and champion the common good of the community.
The maiden edition took place at Boamang on December 26, 2022, at the residence of The National Security Minister, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaa.
Speaking at the event, the Boamang District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Probationary Overseer Alex Nana Owusu Nkrumah, stated: “When the Boamang District of The Church of Pentecost was created, we visited most of the stakeholders of the community. Per our interactions with them, we realised that the leaders have good plans for the community. We, therefore, decided to bring the leaders together at an event to have a friendly conversation to foster unity and champion a common goal for the community.”
According to the District Minister, one pressing issue will be on the table for deliberation every year. Some of the key developmental issues to be addressed will include equipping the youth to succeed the older generation, raising the next millionaires from the communities, helping the younger generation to live a responsible life, and enhancing educational policies and structures that will help raise the best students in the communities.
Among the prominent persons who graced the occasion was the Queen mother of Boamang (Boamanhemaa), Oheneyere Nana Akua Pokuaa I, and members of the traditional council.
In her address, Oheneyere Nana Akua Pokuaa commended The Church of Pentecost for the brilliant initiative and declared her massive support to ensure its success.
“I will not leave this work for only The Church of Pentecost to do. I will support you by actively taking part myself and ensure that all other churches and opinion leaders of the communities have also taken part,” she gladly pledged.
Pastor Ernest Agyei of Offinso Newtown District on behalf of the Offinso Area Head of the Church, Apostle Samuel Edzii Davidson, launched the programme.
In an exhortation, Pastor Agyei admonished the people to let Christ be the foundation of their lives. He said that if Christ is the foundation, then they are sure of a successful end.
He expressed worry that not much impact is being felt in Ghana although majority of Ghanaians are Christians.
“Now, money has become the yardstick for a successful living, so instead of living righteous lives to get good names, people rather prefer making money by all means,” he lamented.
Pastor Agyei commended Boamang District of the Church for laying the foundation of the developmental growth of the community on Christ.
The Minister of National Security, Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah, an indigene of the town, in a fraternal message, expressed his gratitude to The Church of Pentecost for organising the programme, saying, “The initiative is going to help a lot.”
With joy, he said that even though he is a Methodist, his wife is a proud member of The Church of Pentecost, while one of his children is an elder of the Church.
The maiden edition brought many stakeholders such as traditional leaders, religious leaders, businessmen and women, government officials, and individuals from various private institutions.
RoyalFest comes off twice every year, thus in July and December.
Report by Boamang District Media.