The Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, has advised members of the Church to participate fully in the ongoing nationwide registration of all Ghanaians.
Apostle Nyamekye also entreated ministers of the Church at all levels to open their doors to the National Identification Authority, the agency leading the registration exercise, to offer them the needed support to ensure the success of the exercise.
The Chairman made the call in an address he delivered at the closing ceremony of the 16th Extraordinary Council Meeting of The Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh, on Friday, May 10, 2019.
“As you may be aware, the Government is undertaking a nationwide registration of all Ghanaians. This national identification registration exercise among other things is envisioned to have significant impact on our national cohesion and security.
“We are therefore encouraged to admonish our members to take this exercise seriously. Let us use our privileged position as a church to assist the government in making this very crucial national exercise a success.
“Where possible, we are encouraged to make available our church premises for registration purposes when such requests are made by the registration authorities,” he said.
The Church of Pentecost has a total membership of over 2.7million people in Ghana alone, which constitutes approximately 9.3% of the total Ghanaian population.
The Ghana Card is the national identity card that is issued by the NIA to both resident and non-resident Ghanaian citizens. It is can also be issued to legally and permanently resident foreign nationals.
The card will serve as proof of identity, citizenship and residence of the holder.
The mass registration and card issuance exercise began in the Greater Accra Region from Monday, April 29, 2019, and is expected to end on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
The region has been divided into two zones: Accra West and Accra East, where registration centres have been opened at specific locations.
The rest of the regions will have their turn after the exercise has ended in the Greater Accra region.