Joe Ghartey, Ace Ankomah among speakers at forum to engage gov’t on church processes

Joe Ghartey

The clergy, church leaders, government, media, civil society groups, academia and other legal experts will converge on Thursday to engage government on church legal reforms in Ghana.

The ‘Ekklesia Roundtable Series -1’ is an initiative of Kingdom Equip Network (KEN) and seeks to interrogate and build consensus on policy initiatives that enhance the governance of churches and the nation.

This event will take place at the Fiesta Royale Hotel, Accra.

Since pre-independence, churches in Ghana have significantly contributed to nation-building in areas such as education, health, politics and other social services.

In view of this, ‘Ekklesia Roundtable Series -1’ will clarify the legal processes involved in the establishment of churches in Ghana, establish the legal regulations and obligations binding churches and church leaders, interrogate and enhance the role of churches in Ghana and build a consensus on a roadmap for possible legal reform in the laws which apply to churches.

As part of the programme line-up, there will be an opening ceremony with a keynote address by a representative from the Attorney General’s Department and presentations on various thematic areas.

Also, ‘Ekklesia Roundtable Series – 1’ will use this platform to create a consultative group to engage the government in the process of legal reforms regarding churches in Ghana.

Speakers to participate in the ‘Ekklesia Roundtable Series’ – 1 include Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railways, Prof. Bondzie Simpson and Ace Anan Ankomah, a private legal practitioner.

This roundtable event will bring together about 120 guests representing the church, government institutions, professional, civil society groups and academia.

Kingdom Equip Network (‘KEN’) is a coalition of individuals and organizations seeking to promote good governance within and among churches, para-church institutions and the society as a whole.

READ ALSO:  Al-Shabab claims Somali football attack