A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Adei, has asked Ghanaian politicians to appreciate criticisms rather than praise singing from members of their parties.
“Unfortunately, our politicians can’t distinguish between praises and criticism that would offer them the truth to succeed,” he said.
While urging Ghanaians to let go of partisanship in matters concerning the development of the country, he rallied all Ghanaians to support the government to end the challenges facing the country, saying “It is our responsibility to work for the good of Ghana.”
He was speaking at the inauguration of the Global Theological Seminary (GTS) at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra last Saturday.
The inauguration of the seminary was the church’s step towards the establishment of a university that is expected to have three colleges — the GTS, College of Science and Technology and a College of Arts and Social Science.
The church also used the occasion to launch an Endowment Fund which is a critical requirement of the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for granting an accreditation.
To meet the requirement, the GTS Council purposed to establish the endowment fund with an initial amount of GH¢ 800,000.
Prof. Adei, who was the guest speaker for the occasion, observed that the future of the church would depend on who was allowed to teach and attend the seminary.
“Don’t admit people who want to improve their social status by becoming pastors or who want to crown their career with a spiritual dressing. Check their calling and commitment to Jesus and train them to be transformational spiritual servant-leaders through value-based education.”
The GTS was established in 1991 as a response to the call to recruit and train pastors for the numerous congregations of the then Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana (Global Evangelical Church) that were left without pastors during the split in the E.P Church.
A Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, appealed to the leadership of churches to keep the partnership between the state and the church intact.
“Anytime there are concerns about this partnership, let us sit down and dialogue quietly. We are willing and we are accommodating and available to strengthen this partnership so that we can forge ahead and move our nation forward,” he said.
Source: Daily Graphic
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