CICA-International University and Seminary on Sunday awarded eight Ghanaians and one Kenyan for their exemplary deeds in promoting peace in society.
The event which was on the theme, ‘Give honour to whom honour is due’, saw awardees presented with honorary doctorates of Divinity and Humane Letters.
Receiving Doctorates of Divinity were Reverend Dr Ahmed Quarshie, the Country Representative of CICA-International University and Seminary; Rev. Michael Newman, Area Head Pastor of Bibiani Christ Apostolic Church; Rev. Patrick Mugo, Founder of BALM AFRICA Ministry in Kenya; Rev. Alfred Afriyie, Head of Harvesters Evangelistic Ministry Techiman; and Apostle Ben-Paul Gbedze, Founder and General Overseer of Apostolic Revival Ministries.
The rest include Rev Daniel Gbande, Director for Relief and Social Services ECG; COP Rev. David Ampah-Bennin, Chairman of Bible League Ghana Advisory Board; Prophetess Felicia Acheampong, Founder of Aroma of Christ and Prophetic Ministry and Mr David Quarshie, Founder of Davelect General Engineering Works who was awarded with the Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Right Reverend Dr Philip Phinn, Chancellor of the CICA, congratulated the awardees being eligible to receive the doctorates.
“Your deeds over the years to society have not gone unnoticed and we celebrate you today,” he added.
The Chancellor urged them to continue in their deeds in helping society and bringing peace to all.
He stressed the need for them to exercise patience and determination as the difficulties ahead of them were not going to be easy, adding that, “You should believe in yourself and believe in your God to guide you through.”
Reverend Dr Justice Arthur, guest speaker and Graduate Studies Coordinator at the Pentecost University College in his remarks urged the awardees to continue to make tremendous strides in peacemaking and improving social cohesion.
He stressed the need for the awardees to continue in their works and to inspire others to be advocates for peace and to provide solutions to problems that plague society.
“Do not use this award to boast but let it be a reminder of your good deeds and let it inspire you to do more,” Rev. Dr Arthur added.
Also at the event Apostle Ben-Paul Gbedze, Reverend Dr Ahmed Quarshie and Reverend Olivia Okumani, an Executive Member of the Christian Leaders Fellowship Ghana were made Ambassadors of the Word of Life Ministries International (WOLMI), the first and only full gospel organisation to be accredited by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO).
BY FREDERICK GADESE-MENSAH