The outgoing Chairperson of the Akyem Abuakwa Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi, has been commended for initiating and implementing economic empowerment projects to improve the socio-economic circumstances of the people.
The commendation was contained in a statement released by the Presbytery’s Public Relations Officer, Victoria Abban.
The statement indicated that since Rev. Dr. Kissi initiated the Economic Livelihood Empowerment Programme in the Presbytery, 40,000 oil palm seedlings had been distributed free of charge to members in 2022, and additional 40,000 this year.
The Presbytery’s PRO also disclosed in the statement that, currently, 40,000 seedlings are being nursed at a nursery site, awaiting distribution 2024.
The statement added that thousands of people had benefitted from the project. “This will put money in the pockets of our members when they start harvesting the produce of the oil palm and coconut plantations after four years of cultivation,” the statement said.
The statement also praised Rev. Dr. Kissi for establishing a welfare fund for Agents in the Presbytery, while acknowledging his help for the needy that enabled some to undergo expensive surgical procedures.
It also lauded him for the establishment of the Presbyterian College of Health at Begoro, which aims at training laboratory technicians and other healthcare professionals.
The statement described Rev. Dr. Seth Kissi as a “calm, confident, decisive and resolute” leader who had “lifted the image of Akyem Abuakwa to an unimaginable level in present time”.