The Downtown Ofaakor Area Office Complex of The Church of Pentecost has been dedicated by Prophet Kamkam Beditor, Ashaiman Area Head and Co-ordinator of the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Committee of the church, and assisted by Apostle Dr Benjamin Ali, Downtown-Ofaakor Area Head.
The dedication service took place on August 2, 2023. Among the ministers present to grace the occasion were Apostle James Kwabena Asare (Kasoa Area Head) and Apostle Samuel Osei Asante (Kaneshie Area Head and Executive Council Member) and their wives, as well as the architect and designer of the building, Pastor Jonathan Ebo Quaye, who is currently PENSA-KNUST Campus Pastor.
In his opening remarks, the Area Head, Apostle Dr Benjamin Ali, explained the need to mobilise funds to construct a permanent Area Office to address the issues of limited office space and the high cost of rent.
Delivering the sermon on the topic, “Be a Worthy Steward for Maximum Impact,” Prophet Kankam Beditor, an Executive Council Member, said that every servant is a steward who must demonstrate obedience, trustworthiness, serviceability, knowledge of and honour for his master. He admonished believers to guard what has been entrusted to their care so they can be trustworthy.
Prophet Beditor was very impressed and appreciative of the Downtown-Ofaakor Area Head and his team for rendering a good account of funds used for the project and producing excellent work in such a short time.
According to the Area Deacon, Elder Victor Israel Koufie, the project cost GH¢941,580.63 through the Area’s internally generated funds.
The office complex has seven offices with eight washrooms, two reception rooms, a conference room, a restroom, two kitchenettes, a waiting room, and a store room, revealed the Area Estate Committee Chairman, Pastor Isaac Kwasi Gyadu, who conducted the guests round the facility.
Carved out of the Kasoa Area with 14 districts, the Downtown-Ofaakor Area was inaugurated on September 3, 2018, with Apostle Samuel Otu Appiah as the first Area Head. It operated from the rented Patmos Island apartment in Akweley. In September 2019, when Apostle Dr Benjamin Ali took over, he initiated plans to build a new office complex.
Apostle Dr Ali, on June 8, 2021, cut the sod for the commencement of the project with the support of the former Area Deacon, Elder Felix Nyarko, and the Area Executive Committee. He laid the foundation stone on July 23, 2022, with the completion of the ground floor. To the glory of God, the entire project has been completed.
Report by Overseer Stephen Danso.