Book on welfare of aged persons launched

•    Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey launching the book.

• Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey launching the book.

The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey, has launched two books that outline ways of managing the welfare of the aged, in Accra on Thursday.

The books, authored by the Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayele-Nyampong, entitled: “The study of pastoral care, the elderly in Africa” and “Ageing in contemporary Ghana,” urges society to consider ageing as an important stage in life.

Rev. Prof. Martey reminded the church of its responsibility to provide spiritual and physical needs of members, especially, children, women and the aged.

Rev. Ayele-Nyampong said the book would educate the youth on preparation towards ageing, “to enable them to grow old gracefully.”

He called for the provision of social amenities and structures that could make the aged comfortable and accessible, saying buildings at our hospitals, banks and churches were without social amenities for the aged.

Rev. Ayele-Nyampong asked the church to be the first family for the aged and to promote their welfare.

By Bernard Benghan

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