The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, earlier yesterday March 6, 2022, paid a courtesy call on the Koforidua Effiduase Chief, Okoawia Dwomo Baabu II, at his palace in Effiduase.
The visit according to Apostle Daniel Yeboah Nsaful, Effiduase Area Head of the church, was to fraternize with the chief and express their heartfelt condolences for the death of the Effiduasehemaa, Queenmother of Effiduase, who had been buried already.
Okoawia Dwomo Baabu II, who doubles as the Nifahene of New Juaben Traditional Council, acknowledged the extraordinary friendship and partnership built between the palace and the church.
He said that due to the tremendous efforts of The Church of Pentecost, there has been the establishment of the Palace Worship which is held every Saturday for everyone in the palace.
He said that according to history, there was the 1874 Rebellion, that had four chiefs in Sekyere Asante planning to dethrone the Asantehene and take over the Asante Kingdom. This agenda failed and brought them to Effiduase.
He revealed that upon his enstoolment to the throne, he purposed to build a community-based palace solely for the community and not the royal family. This, he said, will help curb litigations in the family in the future.
“The church donated 100 bags of cements in support of this project which I am grateful for,” he stated.
He thanked the Chairman of the church for the visit and further appealed for more collaboration from the church.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman, in response pledged to continuously support the palace and the community to be developed.
“I believe when the construction of the new Effiduase Palace is done, it will be a representation of worship through chieftaincy to the glory of God.
On behalf of the Chairman, the Koforidua Area Head who also doubles as Eastern Regional Coordinating Committee Chairman and Executive Council Member, Apostle Samuel Osei Asante donated an undisclosed amount of money, 4 cartons of can drinks and 4 packs of bottled water to the palace. This he believed will help support activities in the palace.
The Chairman of the church prayed for the chief and all his sub-chiefs in the palace.
Present were Mrs. Mary Nyamekye (wife of Chairman), Pastor Prince Odoom (Effiduase Area Secretary and District Minister of Old Tafo-Akim), Pastor Emmanuel Osei Agyapong (Effiduase District Minister), Elder Ampomah Boateng (Chairman, Effiduase Chieftaincy Committee), some elders and Deaconesses from Effiduase District.
Also present were Nana Opoku Frimpong (Adontenhene), Nana Frimpong Manso (Nkosuohene), Barima Ayimadu Kokotor (Twafohene), Barfour Asare Bediako, Oseadeyo Obaapa Ayisi (Nkabomhemaa), Obaapanin Pokua (Adomanmuhemaa), Ohyeawura (Amamerehene) and Okyeame Owusu.
As part of the goal of the Vision 2023, The Church of Pentecost has purposed to also transform the society through the chieftaincy ministry to possess the nations.