Rt. Rev Dr Festus Yeboah-Asuamah

THE SUNYANI Diocese of the Anglican Church has launched an endowment fund to support projects and operations undertaken by the church and provide loans to assist parishes and church groups in the diocese.

The Diocesan Endowment Fund which was launched recently at the St Anselm?s Anglican Cathedral in Sunyani will also be used in supporting needy but brilliant Anglican students in the diocese, the church?s educational institutions from the basic to tertiary level, as well as establishing new schools.

In an address, Anglican Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese, Rt. Rev Dr Festus Yeboah-Asuamah, appealed to members of the church to support the novelty by donating to the fund.

He promised to use all proceeds from the fund for their intended purpose to yield the desired results.

Touching on the upcoming elections, the diocesan bishop asked politicians not to do anything that would disturb the peace that Ghana was currently enjoying in their quest to rule, saying Ghana was bigger than any political party.

He has charged all political parties and their functionaries to campaign on issues and also watch their utterances by ensuring that whatever they say will unite the nation.

?All parties must put a high premium on the relative peace we are enjoying and do everything possible to ensure the sustainability of this peace before, during and after the elections,? the bishop stated.

He also called on the youth to be circumspect and not allow political parties to use them to foment trouble or to carry out any diabolical agenda which will disrupt the elections, maim people and disturb the peace just for monetary gains and to satisfy the selfish interests of some political gurus warning that ?If the law catches up with them, they and their families will be the losers and not those who hired them.?

Rt. Rev. Yeboah-Asuamah assured the nation of the Anglican Church?s continuous prayers for a peaceful, free, fair and transparent election this year.

Preaching the sermon, he called on Christians to employ genuine means to make money. He noted that money in itself was not evil but loving money leads to all forms of sin.

According to him, the burning desire for money had ended up breaking many marriages as some couples had left their marital homes in search of greener pastures.

He therefore urged Christians to be content with what they have and encouraged them to rather work hard to earn genuine money.

An eleven-member board of trustees to manage the endowment fund was inaugurated.

The board chaired by the Diocesan bishop himself has other members such as Justice Ofosu-Quartey, Diocesan Chancellor, Benjamin Yaw Osei, Diocesan Registrar, Dominic O. Apraku and Rev. Canon Timothy Kankam-Dwumfuor, Secretary.

 FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani

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