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Apostle of Integrity Award conferred on Dr. Afari-Gyan
Audrey Micah, Ghanadot

Accra, April 13, Ghanadot - The Royal House Chapel, has conferred on the Chairman of the Electoral Commission(EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the title of Apostle of Integrity in recognition of his achievements and dedicated service to Ghana.

Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah, Apostle General of the church, who Conferred the title on him said Dr. Afari-Gyan’s dedication to doing what is right had preserved the peace of the country.

The award package included a plague, a citation, a cheque for 5, 000 US dollars and a yearly donation of 10,000 Ghana cedis to the EC boss after his tenure of office until his death.

Standard Water also presented to the EC Chairman 10 boxes of drinking water with his photograph embossed on the water bottles and an amount of GH¢500.

Rev. Ankrah warned Dr. Afari-Gyan against using the money for charity saying the Church was already engaged in numerous charity activities.

He cited orphanages, payment of hospital bills for the poor and fees for needy but brilliant students as some of the charity activities of the church.

The award also included a Bible which the Apostle General said was the source of wisdom which is critical in his job.

Rev. Korankyi Ankrah said it was regrettable that despite all the hard work the Commission Chairman was doing for the nation, he was hardly recognized.

“Two days to elections everybody will be sitting on thorns. People are fasting, praying and crying, but as soon as the elections are over and there is peace everybody forgets this man.

“What I admire about this man is that when there is political tension he doesn’t talk, he keeps quiet and when he speaks there is peace,” he observed.

He prayed that electoral commissioners of other African countries will emulate the example of Dr. Afari-Gyan.

In his response, the Afari-Gyan said he was overwhelmed by the award and charged religion-based organizations in the country to educate their members on the essence of voting.

If that was done, he said, it would lessen the tensions associated with elections.

“The countries democracy will improve in quality only if people know the significance of votes, (for) votes only represents the legitimate door to democratic leadership.

“Votes are Godly, but the men of God must stand up and protect the sanctity of the votes.”

As for the politicians, they will always adopt unconventional means to win elections but will be quick to point accusing fingers at others.

But that, he contends is the nature of the game.

Dr. Afari-Gyan said amidst “allegations, accusations, insults and sometimes threats,” the commission and its staff remained resolute in the discharge of their duties.

“Your own conscience is a worthy judge but God is the ultimate judge,” he surmonised.












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