Christopher Tetteh, GNA
Sunyani, Sept. 30, GNA – The Youth Ministry
comprising different groups within the Mid-West Ghana Conference of the Seventh-Day
Adventist (SDA) Church, on Sunday held military drills, band art and craft
competition in Sunyani
The event being the first of its kind was to
prepare the youth in the Church to identify ways to develop their God-given
talents and skills to come out with creative ideas as a foundation to be
socio-economically disciplined and self-reliant to make the Ghana beyond Aid
(GbA) concept relevant to all.
The competition on the theme “Equipping the
Youth to be Relevant in the Era of GbA” was organised and sponsored by the
Youth Ministries Department of the Conference, with the slogan “Youth:
Patriotism and Nationalism, Our Priority”.
It was designed to inculcate a sense of moral
discipline into the participants to enable them to avoid acts of immorality,
Pastor Lambert Owusu Boakye, the Youth Director of the Conference told the
Ghana News Agency in an interview after the programme.
He said the aim of the Youth Ministry was to
guide and prepare the youth of the Church to become useful citizens to their
communities and the country as whole.
A team of military personnel from the three Garrison in Sunyani came to
supervise the competition and participants were from Sunyani North, Sunyani
South, Sunyani East, Sunyani West, Bechem, Badu and Techimantia Districts under
Staff Sergeant Akore Adjenim-Boateng, the
drill instructor, commended the organisers for the initiative and encouraged
the participants to train harder to develop their skills because “some would
surely become great soldiers for the country in future,” he predicted.
The Sunyani North District was adjudged the
overall winner of the competition.