The 2015 Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Moderator’s Essay Award Competition saw five girls excel in the competition with master Edmond Wayo of Emmanuel Presbyterian Congregation, Akuapem Presbytery being the only male under the Children’s Service category taking home the second prize.
The girls include; Akua Adoma Acheampon Aning, P.C.G Prince of Peace, Congregation, Bomso in the Asante Presbytery and Olivia Adinkra of P.C.G Cleland Memorial, Congregation, Akuse in the Dangme Tongu Presbytery both in the Children’s Service category placing first and third respectively
For the Junior Youth category the girls were; Vanessa Ohenewaa Akowuah of P.C.G Christ Congregation, Mile 50, Koforidua in the Akuapem Presbytery, Esther Owusua Osafo of the P.C.G Ascension Congregation, Koforidua in the Akuapem Presbytery and Mavis Adubea of P.C.G Ebenezer Congregation, Osenase in the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery.
They placed first, second and third respectively, taking home cash amount of money, a full piece of the Presbyterian cloth and a bible each.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, Moderator of the General Assembly Council of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana addressing the gathering at the P.C.G Hope Congregation, Sakumono in the Ga Presbytery of the Church, congratulated the winners, especially the girls for exceling in this year’s competition and urged them to keep it up.
He was worried for the lack of seriousness given to the competition, adding that most of the Presbyteries are not taking part in the competition. “Teacher’s and stakeholder involved should sit up and allow their Children and Junior Youth pupil to participate in the subsequent competition at both District and Presbytery levels”, he noted.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey made a passionate appeal to congregations to allow the young ones in their churches to solely observe and celebrate the children’s and Junior Youth Sunday on the churches calendar.
The Rev. Kwaku Bio Kyeamen, Director of Church Life and Nurture at the Presbyterian Church Head Office on his part thanked the examiners who over the years have been marking the scripts of the writers.
He later announced the topic for the 2016 competition as: “The Anointed Child at Home” or “The Anointed Child at School”.