The Rt. Rev. Dr. Lt. Col. (Rtd) Bliss Divine Agbeko, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana on Thursday admonished those in leadership positions to use their statuses to bring positive changes in the lives of those they serve.
He said not until they changed the mentality of using their positions to amass wealth, majority of the people would continue to wallow in abject poverty and development would be a mirage.
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Agbeko made the admonishment at a workshop organised by the leadership of the Church on its new financial policy.
The participants, who were drawn from the Ho East and West Presbyteries of the Church were District Pastors, Catechists, congregational and District Treasurers and finance committee chairpersons.
The Moderator said “if we change our mentality and understanding of leadership and see ourselves as servant leaders, we can make a lot of difference.
“The honour code of leaders should be my nation or organisation first.”
The Moderator reminded those who held leadership positions that if they worked with patriotism devoid of self-seeking interests he was sure the system would take care of them.
He also reminded them that being a leader was not a right but a privilege and that they were accountable not only to men but also to God.
The Rt. Rev. Lt. Col. Dr. Agbeko asked leaders to “try as much as possible to seek the interest of others, especially those they serve.
He asked the participants to be transparent and faithful in the implementation of the new policy so as to take the Church from its financial woes.
The new financial policy of the Church seeks to move from the payment of assessment by congregations to the payment of the percentage quota, which was to take effect from January, this year.
Source: Ghana News Agency