The President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah has launched a five-year strategic plan which seeks to promote effectiveness and welfare of the Council.
The Strategic Plan was developed in consultation with the GPCC leadership and its member representatives, aimed to be achieved through a participatory process by the year 2021.
Launching the Strategic Plan last month, Apostle Onyinah mentioned that, this plan was first of its kind in the past 50 years of the Council’s establishment.
Elaborating on the strategic plan, Apostle Prof. Onyinah pointed out that, the need to increase relevance and visibility of GPCC would upsurge influence of the Council on national policies and programmes.
“Over 75 per cent of stakeholders are satisfied with the development programmes implemented by the Council, therefore there is a need to promote awareness of raising the roles and functions of the GPCC among its membership,” he noted.
As part of the Plan, Apostle Onyinah stated that, the Council would integrate Information Communication Technology (ICT) into the GPCC‘s activities to achieve its purpose and mandate.
“All offices and officers of GPCC should be provided with reliable ICT services and equipment which will enable 65 per cent of church members involved in service and outreach programmes,” he said.
Apostle Onyinah said, strengthening programme interventions to develop the communities as part of the Council’s plan to properly structure and coordinate GPCC social programmes to alleviate the needs of the communities, was paramount in the five year strategy.
“It is very pertinent to leverage on the key strengths identified in this strategic process to position GPCC members to make an impact in the communities, districts and regions where they reside when it comes to social interventions,” he reiterated.
The President underscored the need to grow and diversify funding base and partnership to project the vision of the Council; therefore he urged the national secretariat to develop a resource mobilization plan and strategy to achieve that as part of their five –year plan.
“The Council will definitely require an improved financial position to be able to manage the challenges that accompany increase in membership,” he noted.
He concluded that, any strategic corporate plan hinged largely on the availability of the right numbers, a well-trained and motivated human resource base to strengthen the internal capacity to achieve programme priorities.
The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) was established in 1969, as the umbrella body of the Pentecostal and Charismatic Church denominations in Ghana with the aim of uniting the body of Christ through the propagation of the Gospel, meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of its members.
The council currently has a membership of over 200 denominations and an adult population of over four million spread across the country.