The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr. Joseph Osei Owusu has re-affirmed the commitment of parliament to ensure the passage of legislations that support the growth of private business.
Speaking at a Thanksgiving Service of First Sky Group of Companies in Accra on Sunday, he said the new parliament was ready to expedite action on legislations that promote private business because of their contribution to the economy.
The service marked the 14th anniversary of the company since its inception in 2002 and it was aimed at acknowledging the divine support of the Almighty God in the affairs of the company.
It was used to donate GH¢250,000 to the missions of Liberty Centre Assemblies of God Church which hosted the event and an additional GH¢250,000 to the Assemblies of God for the construction of an Office Complex at Osu a suburb of Accra.
“We acknowledge the enormous contributions of private businesses, that is why we pledge our commitment to ensure their growth by building the legal framework for them to thrive,” Mr. Owusu said.
He however advised local firms to conduct their businesses with integrity and honesty not engaging in scandalous activities that undermine the growth of the industry.
Mr. Owusu also emphasised the need for business persons to uphold truth and be diligent, saying “there is no religion higher than truth”.
The General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong Manso, stressed the need for successful persons to stretch out a helping hand to the needy and marginalised in society.
Making a Biblical reference to the Life of David when he was pursued by King Saul, Rev. Dr. Paul noted that people who put their trust in God would never be let down in times of trouble.
He therefore urged the company to put their trust in the Lord and follow his leading in whichever endeavour it undertook.
The Chairman of First Sky Group, Eric Seddy Kutrotse, thanked God for a successful 2016 and prayed for a fruitful 2017, stressing that the secret behind his success had been the grace of God.
He said from the beginning of his career, he had committed himself to making honesty and integrity his benchmark for transacting business.
The Senior Pastor of Liberty Centre, Rev. Sam Ato Bentil, prayed for the board, management and staff of the company and asked for Gods mercies and guidance for them.
He was optimistic that the company will grow larger to employ more Ghanaians and carry on with the Work of God across the globe.
By Charles Amankwa