The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, has said the leadership of the nation has failed Ghanaians and that they should rather put their hope and trust in God.
According to the moderator, “We are living in a corrupt society and that Ghanaians should not look up to today’s leadership because they are not giving us any good examples.”
Rather, he advised Ghanaians to look up to Jesus “who is the author and perfecter of our faith and the one who can provide the needs of the entire nation.
The moderator made the remarks in a thanksgiving service sermon on the theme: “Obedience to God’s word” to climax the 87th Speech and Prize-giving day of the Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior High School at Odumase–Krobo in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
Prof. Martey said we needed leaders such as the Moses,’ the Daniels,’ and the Josephs’ who would lead the country to the expected end.
He said Ghana as a country needed leaders who would bring good policies in parliament to govern the Ghanaian society in order to satisfy the needs of the citizens.
He, therefore, stressed the need for the government to complete all ongoing projects, including that of GETFund projects, before adding new ones.
He was full of doubt about where the President, and for that matter the government, would get the funds from to build the proposed senior high schools and the free secondary education he talked about recently.
“Where will you get the money for all these projects? he asked.
The PCG moderator advised that if there should be any money somewhere that the government was aiming at for those projects, it should rather be used to improve teaching and learning conditions in the existing schools.
He said Ghanaians paid huge taxes to the government but were not seeing the benefits, and described the present situation as overburdening the citizenry.
“Government is not paying teachers and doctors who produce our human resources and take care of our health needs respectively well and they are always aggrieved, and so pay them well for them to be happy and provide the needed materials to improve teaching and learning conditions in the existing educational institutions before you think of expanding senior high schools,” he advised. Prof. Martey was full of praise for the headmistress and the staff for instilling Presbyterian discipline in the girls, which has produced many disciplined and responsible women leaders for the country since the school started.
He pledged the PCG’s support for places of convenience and boreholes to ease the school’s challenges.
Earlier, the guest speaker, the Principal of Aburi Presbyterian Women’s College of Education (PWCE), Dr Mrs Harriet Naki Amui, who is an old student, said overall quality of instruction in both basic and second cycle schools would be improved when there was a very cordial relationship among the students, teachers, administrators, parents and the school’s community as a whole.
The headmistress of the school, Ms Cecilia Obenewa Appiah, said due to the school’s large enrollment, water and places of convenience were the major challenges facing the students, and appealed to the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to come to their aid.