President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the Salvation Army church for their contribution to the socio-economic and spiritual development of the country over the past century.
The President, in a meeting with the International Leader of the Salvation Army church, General Brian Peddle, at the Jubilee House in Accra last Friday, said the church had contributed immensely to the growth of the country.
He said the church, due to its many good deeds, had been accepted by many Ghanaians and was one of the faith-based organisations supporting the growth and development of the country.
President Akufo-Addo pledged the government’s commitment to supporting Salvation Army and other religious organisations in the country to help create a society where faith and the belief in God are the foundation concepts behind its development.
He said the manner in which the church had comported itself in the country over the past century was admirable, and thanked the leadership of the church for their contribution to the growth of the nation.
General Peddle, on his part, thanked the President for demonstrating his readiness to partner the church to develop the country.
He commended the government for being partial towards faith-based organisations like the Salvation Army and supporting the church in the areas of education and quality healthcare delivery to improve the quality of life and well-being of people.
He said although the church was present in over a hundred countries in the world, it did not receive the support of the governments in other countries like it did in Ghana.
General Peddle expressed the church’s commitment to build a strong Salvation Army in the country and continue to build schools, hospitals and other projects to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
BY YAW KYEI