Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on the leadership of the Church of Pentecost to get Government to fix the road leading to the Church’s multi-purpose convention and retreat center at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.
Speaking at the retirement service in honor of the immediate past Chairman of the church, Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, former President Mahama emphasized the need to get roads in good shape to complement the national developmental efforts by the Church.
According to Ex-President Mahama, on his first visit to the Pentecost Convention center [PCC], the then Chairman of the Church Apostle Opoku Onyinah told him that he invited him (President Mahama) purposely so he could see the bad state of the roads leading to the ultra-modern facility owned entirely by the Church.
The Ex-President Mahama however said that his efforts got some parts of the road fixed adding that he expects the new leadership of the Church to call on his successor, President Nana Akufo Addo to put in place efforts to fix the remaining parts of the road.
“I remember in the early days when this convention center was built, I was invited to a program here I attended as President and in the course of Apostle Onyinah’s speech, he told me that I invited you here personally and I was a bit puzzled, and he said you see the road you traveled on ? And indeed if you arrived here and you saw the work that had been done here in terms of the magnificence [PCC] and you compared it to the roads it was like day and night, and I directed the officers of the urban roads to start doing something about it”
“The last stretch leading here still needs to be fixed, I hope that my successor the President was here so you would’ve told him the same thing you told me, so that the road will be completed.” Former President Mahama said leaving the whole congregation filled with laughter.
Former President Mahama was however full of praise for Apostle Opoku Onyinah. He said Apostle Onyinah lived a life that was an emulation of Christ’s life.
Mr. Mahama singled out the “significant” growth of the Church of Pentecost under Apostle Onyinah.
Apostle Onyinah bows out after 42 years of service.
Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah, the immediate-past Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, on Sunday, August 26, 2018 officially bowed out of active service after 42 years of successful ministry.
He was succeeded by the former head of the COP in Koforidua Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye as the new Chairman of the Church.
The Church of Pentecost has a national population of over 2.5 million people.
By: Jude Mensa Duncan/citinewsroom.com/Ghana