Pentecost Press Limited (PPL), a subsidiary of The Church of Pentecost, honoured its hardworking employees and recent retirees at a colourful ceremony held in Accra.
Long-service awards were also given to those who have served the company for 20 and 30 years, respectively.
The event took place on Thursday, April 20, 2023, during the annual durbar of all staff at the Coconut Groove Regency Hotel, Accra. It was attended by the Board and Management of the Press.
In his address, the Board Chairman for PPL, Apostle Dr. Dela Quampah, congratulated the employees for a good business year in 2022.
“The Press is making excellent progress, and I want to thank God and the employees for that,” he said.
Apostle Dela Quampah also alluded to the Parable of the Rich Fool recorded in the book of Luke 12 and said that the man failed to acknowledge God and even the labourers who tilled his land and helped him with the harvest.
He credited himself with all the success. He said working for God is a challenging assignment, saying, “If God is your supervisor, it is a very challenging situation.”
He, therefore, called on all employees and management to coexist and work together as a family.
He also urged employees to communicate their issues to the Board through management at all times for redress.
“We will explain to you why we cannot honor certain demands if it is beyond us,” he said. Mrs. Comfort Keku received the overall Best Worker for 2022 award, while Mrs. Pearl Gawuga and Mrs. Gladys Tenor received the long-service awards for serving the company for 20 and 30 years, respectively.
Other employees were recognised for living exemplary lifestyles and for excelling in national writing competitions, among others.
The retirees included Elder John Menlah Arthur, a former Managing Director of the Press, who served for a total of 27 years; Elder Mark K. Eshun, who served for 25 years; Mr. Daniel Osei Adjei, who served the Press for 20 years; and Mr. Eric Odotei Sowah, who served the Press for 30 years. Elder Evans Osei Twum, who served the Press for about 30 years, and Mr. William Attivor, who served the Press for a period of 22 years, were also honoured.
“Throughout his tenure, Elder John Menlah Arthur proved to be an invaluable asset to the Press. He was known for his performance-driven innovation, astute business acumen, and sharp administrative skills,” the Press wrote about their former Managing Director.
The Press also lauded Mr. Eshun for his ability to empathise with colleagues during challenging times and further commended him for his optimistic outlook and popular dictum “Obeye yie” (Translated: It shall be well).
According to the Managing Director, Pastor Gideon Yirenkyi Amfo, this positive attitude helped employees navigate difficult times. In response, Elder John Menlah Arthur thanked the Press on behalf of all the retirees for the wonderful gesture.
“We are overwhelmed by your act of kindness and for remembering us even in retirement,” he said.
Report by PPL Media Team.