The hard work and selfless contributions of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Bole-Bamboi Constituency of the Savannah Region, Hon. Yusif Sulemana popularly known as Ori, has been honoured by the Bole Local Council of Churches on Monday, April 05, 2021.
This was in recognition of his commitment and contributions in various ways towards the development of the Kingdom of God and to motivate him to do more.
According to Rev. Philip Mintah, Vice Chairman of the Council in a welcome address said the honour done unto the MP by the Local Council of Churches, is hugely associated with the immense support the MP gives to the work of God, apart from his core mandate to improving the living conditions of his constituents, through accelerated socio-economic development.
Rev. Philip Mintah of the Bob Figures Methodist and vice Chairman of the Local Council of Churches, said the leadership of the Council appreciated the immense contributions and friendly relationships of the Bole-Bamboi MP, who is the deputy ranking member of Parliament and a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
According to him, the MP had contributed to the development of Churches in the constituency in diverse ways, and upon that the Council was honouring him.
Receiving the citation, the MP expressed gratitude to the leadership of the church for the honour done him, even though he contributed his widow’s mite to God without expecting any reward.
To him, giving particularly to support the work of God was like any other pleasure, since there was more blessing in giving than receiving, adding that the recognition by the church would spur him on to do more.
According to the MP he and the leadership of the Council have taken into consideration some developmental initiatives which he said he will do his possible best by contributing his quota to realising those developmental initiatives.
He said that he secured a deep refrigerator awaiting for the arrival of snake venom to be stored in it, acquiring a bus station which will commute from Bole to Kumasi and Accra among other developmental projects which are underway.
The Rev. Fr. of the Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church also took advantage of the occasion to appeal to philanthropists and politicians not to see the church as being there for only spiritual direction, but also as a stakeholder to the socio-economic development of the country.
According to him, despite the core function of the church to uplift and support the spiritual growth of its members, it had embarked on many social interventions, including plans to upgrade the Bole Catholic and Kalba Health Centres to hospital status respectively.
The Member of Parliament for the Sawla- Tuna- Kalba constituency who was in a company with the Bole-Bamboi MP also called on religious bodies to be agents of social change in development in the society.
The Chairman of the Local Council of Churches, Rev. Adams B. Seidu and the immediate past Chairman, pastor Victor Agene of the Deeper Life Bible Church were also given citations of recognition for their contributions and selfless dedication to the services of the Council.