The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has organised its 2019 Conference of Heads of Churches and Organisations at Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh in the Central Region.
The Conference which is essentially an annual retreat for Heads of Churches, General Secretaries Regional Chairmen and Regional Secretaries was organised to build the capacity of member churches of the Council in fulfilment of its core mandate.
The two-day conference themed “Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council: Celebrating 50 years of Pentecostal influence” brought together 180 participants from various Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches and organisations across the country.
Participants said that they had a divine encounter because this year’s Conference was very significant since it marked the 50th anniversary of GPCC as a Christian Council.
Highlights of this year’s conference included an impartation service and an extensive prayer by participants for the peace, security and prosperity of the nation.
Speakers at the Conference included, President of GPCC, Rev. Prof Paul Frimpong-Manso, the 1st Vice President, Rt. Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah and Apostle Dr Alfred Koduah of the Church of Pentecost.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Rev Frimpong-Manso commented on issues confronting the nation and its security which he described as “the increasing acts of violence and lawlessness taking root in the country”.
Rev Frimpong-Manso called on the government to as a matter of urgency put in place mechanisms to address these issues which he said could plunge Ghana into a state of chaos if left unaddressed.
He said the recent violence that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election, the kidnapping of girls in Takoradi and recent murder and armed robbery cases were issues that needed to be tackled by the government without delay.
“As a council, we are worried and concerned about the murder cases that occurred at Tema, the kidnapping of girls in Takoradi, and the Ayawaso by-election violence. These are serious issues of national concern that must be properly handled,” he said.
A Member of the National Executive Council of GPCC, Bishop Samuel Noi Mensah called on government to adequately resource the security services before things got out of hand.
He noted that, the Police service could only work professionally if there was no political interference in their job.
He called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) among other security agencies to investigate and arrest perpetrators of the infamous act of violence displayed during the by election.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS