Ghana’s 59th Independence anniversary celebration this year was climaxed with a non-denomination church service on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Auditorium of the Ghana Embassy.
As part of the Church service, an interim management committee of the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance was inaugurated and mandated to build a coherent and united Ghanaian Community which would hold in high esteem the spirit of patriotism, cultural values and morality.
The Alliance will educate and advocate the expression of individual religious faith and core values of the Ghanaian Diaspora Community.
Inaugurating the Alliance, His Excellency Lt. Gen. Joseph Henry Smith (Rtd), in a speech, expressed delight at the formation of the Alliance and said, “as Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana to the U.S., I reposeunreserved confidence in you as the first Management Committee of the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance of USA.
“I have no doubt that you will execute your respective duties and responsibilities towards the attainment of your set aims and objectives enshrined in your constitution”, he emphasized.
Ambassador Smith charged the leadership of the Alliance to hold steadfastly their Statement of Faith, pursue their vision and be continually guided by the Alliance’s constitution.
“I further charge you to be resolute, compassionate and fair to all manner of persons subject to the Alliance and its constitution. Let exemplary leadership and selfless patriotism be your guiding principles”, he added.
Ambassador Smith assured the Alliance of the Mission’s support and said the Mission will continually count on their spiritual and moral counsel, prayers and mobilization of support.
The President of the interim management, the very Rev. Dr. Jacob Kwesi French assured Ambassador Smith and the Ghanaian community of the determination of the Alliance to promote unity and love among Ghanaians in the Diaspora.
Members of the Council of Ghanaian Interfaith Alliance are Bishop Dr. Evans Glover, Vice President, Shiekh Rashid Lamptey, Executive Member and Rt. Rev. Mark Asiedu-Frimpong, Executive Member.
The rest are Pastor Emmanuel Apau-Danso, Executive Member, Rev. Lord Asante Boadu, Executive Member and Frank Atuahene, Administrative Secretary.