The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Ms Kathleen Addy, has called on churches in Ghana to be conscious of the country’s challenges and be proactive in assisting the state to help address them.
Addressing participants of the 2nd All Ministers Conference (the biggest non-denominational conference for Ghanaian clergy) at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh near Kasoa, on Wednesday, Ms Addy explained that although God has blessed Ghana with enormous resources, the country is bedevilled with enormous challenges with the citizenry looking up to others to come to its rescue, thus hindering the nation’s growth and prosperity.
“The church is integral to the very essence of the country. It must lead the nation to model the country to the place where our forefathers projected,” she said while alluding to the national anthem’s words.
She added: “Ours is a country with a great opportunity to be the best, but our challenge today is with how to get out from where we are today to where we ought to be.
“You (the Church) are the ones we are waiting for. Jesus has done his part. No Messiah is coming to solve our problems for us. It is now time for us to take action and solve our problems. We are to be the change we want. Each of us must take up the responsibility.”
The NCCE Chairperson also used the opportunity to appreciate the Church in Ghana, especially The Church of Pentecost, for being a reliable and dependent partner of the NCCE over the years.
“The political class made it a point to defund the NCCE from the onset of the 4th Republic, and so we value the Church and her relationship with the NCCE.
She cited the invaluable support The Church of Pentecost offered the NCCE during the COVID-19 pandemic, where it released a fleet of vehicles (cinema vans) to the Commission, fueled them and provided drivers to help the Commission carry out its mandate of educating the Ghanaian populace.