SourceDavid Andoh

Thousands of traditional rulers including queen mothers on Wednesday converged on the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fete in Central Region to participate in the Church of Pentecost’s annual governance programme dubbed, “Royals Conference 2024.”

The colourful durbar witnessed a powerful regional representation of chiefs who dressed according to their ethnicity signifying the strong unity among Ghanaians.

The event was graced by the Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng.

Under the Theme: “Moral Vision and National Development, The Role of Traditional Rulers”, the conference brought together over four thousand chiefs and queens from various traditional areas in Ghana.

In his welcome address, the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye called on chiefs and queen mothers to educate their people to obey the laws of Ghana which are in line with the church’s moral vision campaign aimed at shaping the future of the country.

He also warned chiefs and elders to refrain from the fraudulent sale of reserved and protected lands.

Apostle Nyamekye expressed deep worry about how some chiefs have engaged in the mass sale of lands including cemeteries.

At the conference, participants deliberated on possible ways of instilling high moral discipline among the youths in Ghana while prayers were said for the nation.

Apostle Nyamekye said the history of the church provides an opportunity for people to join in conversations on national development, adding that no leader will enter his envisioned promised land if his people do not want to go there.

The Apostle was of the view that principles of the kingdom virtues, values and morals of the Bible must not remain just in the church but must be a part of the structure and building blocks of society.

He said money and wealth are by-products of diligence, sacrifice, hard work and passion while the principles and values such as contentment, humility, integrity, respect for time and law must be upheld all the time.

According to him, the positive behaviour of people impacts national development, but wherever there are conflicting values people don’t agree on anything and therefore find development a mountain to climb and such situations derail progress.

He cited an example of the difficult challenges encountered in the country’s fight against illegal mining which was supported by some chiefs while others kicked against it.Concerning the church’s role in settling Chieftaincy disputes, Apostle Nyamekye explained that the Chieftaincy ministry has been able to solve some of these challenges.


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