The Ziope District of The Church of Pentecost in the Ho Area has organised a seminar for all ministers and royals in the district.
The event, which was supported by the Ziope Local Council of Churches and the Ziope Traditional Council, took place at the Ziope Central Assembly Auditorium on Saturday, December 3, 2022. It was under the theme, “Leadership cohesion is paramount for peaceful co-existence and community development.”
The Co-ordinator for the Ho Area Chieftaincy Ministry, Pastor Philip Tamakloe, who represented the Area Head, Apostle Dr Dela Quampah, in his keynote address, stressed the importance of collaboration between traditional authorities and the Church in developing communities.
He called on leaders at all levels of society to unite so that the people they lead will follow their example. He stated that conflict among opinion leaders in communities does not promote development.
The Acting President of the Ziope Traditional Council, Torgbi Awadada Zizaze V, on his part, expressed appreciation to the local council of churches for the wonderful initiative.
He shared some of his experiences and lessons learnt at the National Royals Conference held at the Pentecost Convention Centre this year.
The Ziope District Minister of The Church of Pentecost, Overseer Pennywise Vivor, led discussions on the way forward for Chieftaincy Ministry in the area, in which they agreed to begin chaplaincy in the various palaces. They also agreed on various developmental projects and activities which will be jointly organised by the Local Council of Churches and the Ziope Traditional Council.
The Zikpuitor of the paramount chief, Zikpuitor Frank Gasese, also took the royal process, educating them on the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts.’
Other royals present were Mamaga Norkuawuwo V (Paramount queen), and other subchiefs and queens in the Ziope Traditional Area.
The event was also attended by the clergy from the Catholic Church, the Evangelical Royal Generation Church, Healing Jesus Mission International, Global Evangelical Church and the Messengers Voice. Others included the Assemblies of God Church, Favour Embassy, Pentecostal Ministry and the Christian Assembly.
Report by Overseer Eric Sitsofe Akude