The leadership of the Saviour Church of Ghana has commended the government for the increased investment in the education sector for the benefit of Ghanaian children.
The church believes the increased provision of infrastructure that has expanded access to education, as well as programmes to make education affordable, would help to secure the future of children in the country.
Opanyin Abraham Adusei, General Superintendent of the Church, gave the commendation when the Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, called on him and the church executives, at their headquarters at Osiem in the Eastern Region on Saturday,.
According to him the church continues to witness the good works of the government in the education, health, agriculture and road sectors, and described the revamping of teaching and health education, as well as the provision of more basic, secondary and tertiary school facilities as laudable.
Opanyin Adusei, who is also the President of the World Cocoa Farmers Organisation, also commended the government for supporting the church’s schools, by assisting in the building of three multi-storey senior high school block as well as the provision of classroom facilities for the church’s nursing training college.
He also thanked the government for the assistance in the establishment of a hospital by the church, and expressed optimism that the partnership between the government and the church would continue to flourish.
“No government has done so much for the church than the present administration,” he said, and declared the support of the church for the government.
The church, which thousands of followers and branches across the country, operates basic and secondary schools, vocational and technical institutes, a health training college, farms and housing scheme for its members with the aim of developing both the spiritual, intellectual and physical wellbeing of people.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur, who visited the church as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Eastern Region, commended the church for efforts at promoting human resource development.
He lauded the establishment of schools by the church saying it would complement the efforts of the government in making education more accessible and affordable.
To reciprocate that contribution, he gave the assurance that the government would continue to advance the needed assistance to enable the church to undertake more projects for community development.
From Edmund Mingle, Osiem