The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has expressed gratitude to the Church of Pentecost, Ghana for the enviable support received from the Church during its 2020 public education campaign on COVID-19 and voter education. A delegation from the NCCE, led by the Chairman, Ms. Josephine Nkrumah called on the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye at the General Headquarters of the Church in Accra.
Ms. Josephine Nkrumah praised the Church for the support saying, a year ago the Commission had unprecedented support from the Church of Pentecost, Ghana. The Church as a patriotic duty released its public education vans with drivers, fueled the vehicles, and maintained the vehicles at no cost to the Commission. The gesture was to help provide critical awareness on COVID-19 at a time when the NCCE was in dire need of logistics to roll out public sensitization on COVID-19. This was a true calling of the Church which showed that the Church of Pentecost, Ghana understands the essence of humanity and prioritises nation-building."
Ms. Josephine Nkrumah further revealed that the timely support from the Church of Pentecost, Ghana, triggered massive support from the Presidency and other private institutions to actively engage citizens across the country. Again, during last year’s Parliamentary and Presidential Elections, Ms. Nkrumah said that the Church of Pentecost, Ghana also served as an agent of peace using its platforms to promote peace and political tolerance. She commended the Church and on behalf of the Commission presented a citation to the Church of Pentecost, Ghana. The citation reads, ‘For God and country, the Church of Pentecost lived these Christian values and supported the NCCE to reach out to many citizens who were uninformed about the realities of COVID-19. The Church’s enviable support to the NCCE propelled the Commission’s public education awareness campaign on COVID-19 to sensitise the Ghanaian citizen on the pandemic. The NCCE appreciates this patriotic gesture by the Church of Pentecost, Ghana, and thanked the Church for fulfilling the values that define Christianity.’
The Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Ghana, Apostle Eric Nyamekye said the support from the church was an intentional move to help educate citizens on the pandemic. The role of the Church in nation-building he explained cannot be downplayed and at a time when the country was faced with a health crisis, it was prudent for the Church to support government and a critical institution like the NCCE to reach out to citizens on the COVID-19 pandemic. He indicated that the Church and the NCCE have one thing in common which is ‘education’ and with effective collaboration, the two bodies can work to serve God and the nation. He gave the assurance that the Church of Pentecost, Ghana will continue to open its doors to the NCCE in the interest of nation-building.
Apostle Nyamekye thanked the NCCE for the present and prayed that the two institutions will continue to serve mother Ghana. He said the Church of Pentecost, Ghana is seeking to reorient its members to appreciate that Christianity is serving God's purpose. He charged the NCCE to regularly engage young citizens on Ghanaian values, morality, and the need to strengthen the pillars of the family system.
Deputy Chairman, Operations at NCCE, Mr. Samuel Asare Akuamoah called for a deeper and sustained collaboration to promote civic education in Ghana.
The International Missions Director of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Emmanuel Gyesi-Addo added that NCCE is the most misunderstood and under-resourced institution saying it’s about time the NCCE attracted the needed support for an effective Civic Education delivery in Ghana.