The leadership of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) in the Savannah Region paid a courtesy call on the Yagbonwura (Chief of Yagbon), Bii-Kunuto Jawu Soale, at his palace in Damongo on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
The new Yagbon Overlord was enskinned on Monday, March 20, 2023, following the demise of the late Yagbonwura, Prof. Tuntunba Boressah Jakpa II, earlier this year.
Leading the GPCC delegation was Apostle David Amankwaa, the GPCC Savannah Regional Chairman and the Sawla Area Head of The Church of Pentecost.
Other members of the delegation were Pastor Patrick Mensah (Vice Regional Chairman and Head Pastor for Christ Apostolic Church, Bole Missions), Pastor Benjamin Addo-Boateng (Regional Secretary and Bole District Minister, CoP), Pastor Joseph Atta Achintre (Council Member and Head Pastor for the Holistic Gospel Church, Damongo), and Pastor Francis Agbenyeke (Buipe District Pastor of Assemblies of God church).
Accompanying them were Rev. Emmanuel Kumah (Damongo District Pastor of the Christ Apostolic Church) and Rev. Jones Dwomoh Amankwah (Mandari District Minister of The Church of Pentecost).
The GPCC Regional Chairman said the purpose of the visit was to congratulate the Chief on his ascension to the highest throne in Gonja land as the Yagbonwura of the Traditional Council.
Apostle Amankwaa said the peaceful transition of leadership is an indication of God’s faithfulness towards the people of Yagbon.
Apostle Amankwaa said the visit was also to officially introduce himself and the other Council members to the Chief, pledge their commitment to supporting his reign, and to pray for God’s protection, sustenance, and guidance to make his reign peaceful and impactful.
Apostle Amankwaa, in a short exhortation on the topic “Oh Lord Save the King,” with scriptural reference from Psalm 20:9, noted that chieftaincy is a major cultural heritage in Africa that exercises authority and power.
This, according to him, is because chieftaincy is revered as an institution ordained by God.
He further noted that as custodians of the land, chiefs and kings also preserve the culture, tradition, and governance systems of the community.
The GPCC Regional Chairman also noted that the Church, on the other hand, has a prophetic role in ministering to the chiefs, kings, queens, and royals in this noble institution with the values and principles of the Kingdom of God to help them rule their communities with justice and the fear of the Lord.
He said that the Church’s partnership with this all-important institution will, therefore, go a long way to help develop the communities.
In response, Yagbonwura Soale thanked the GPCC for the support and cooperation they accorded his predecessor and prayed that the same would be extended to him by the Council.
He also noted that his doors are always open to welcome the leadership of the Council to his palace for deliberations, prayers, and dialogue to help bring great progress and sustained peace in the Traditional Area and the Savannah Region in general.
Apostle Amankwaa led the team to pray for the Overlord, after which the team donated bottles of water and other gifts to him.
The clergymen pledged to visit the Overlord regularly to enhance the bilateral bond between the two institutions.