The Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs (MCRA), Hon, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has paid a courtesy call on the leadership of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council.

The visit to the Council’s office on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, was to  strengthen the relationship  with the Council and to gain first-hand information on key issues related to the sector as well as  to outline his vision for the Ministry.

In his address, the Honourable Minister said such regular engagements are necessary in order to find  common grounds on issues of concern to the sector Ministry and to the country.

‘’Don’t label me, I am just for the country, and I need you to make MCRA work’’, the Minister said .Different stakeholders have different interests and objectives. And if each stakeholder sticks to an unyielding position, we can hardly make progress. It is important that we engage regularly to find common ground on these things that matter most to us collectively,” the Minister said.

He added that he looks forward to more engagements with faith-based and other civil society groups.

The President of the Council, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, pledged the readiness of the Council to play its role in nation-building and to support the Minister attain his vision.

He, therefore called for  harmony  between the Ministry and all religious bodies across the country, stating it was crucial for the creation of a peaceful atmosphere for the country and the progress of the economy.

“The need for constant engagement and consensus building between Government and stakeholders within the economy cannot be over-emphasized. Among other things, we need Consensus for economic progress.

‘’ You need to understand every religious body, and your focus should be on Ghana and not party colours and leave a legacy and make an impact.

Apostle Onyina said the Council commends Hon. Asamoah Boateng for his appreciation of Christian values and  condemnation of homosexuality.

 Apostle Eric Nyamekye, pledged the readiness of the church to play its role in nation-building.

He said  they will share feedback and use their  platforms to educate and create awareness on national issues.

 Source: Public Affairs and Communication Unit,MCRA.