Diasporian News of Wed, 5 Sep 20189
Christian Council Chairman lauds CEANA
The moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Rev. Dr. Senyo Agidi has commended the Council of Ewe Association of North America, CEANA for contributing to the development of the Volta Region.
Rev. Dr. Agidi made the comments over the weekend in Toronto Canada, during a church service to climax the annual conference of Ghanaians mainly from the Volta Region and Ewes from Togo and Benin living in North America.
CEANA helping to develop Ghana
“You have made Ghana proud, you have made the Volta region proud and God will not forget what you have done for these people,” he said after members raised more than $50, 000 to provide potable drinking water for some selected communities in the Volta region.
Part of the money will also go towards rehabilitating some health institutions in the Volta Region. Rev. Dr. Agidi who is also the chairman of the Christian council of Ghana also urged CEANA members to maintain the peace within the community and asked them to live within the confines of the laws of the countries they find themselves.
Preaching the sermon, Capt., Felix Tachie, Chaplain of the Canadian Armed Forces advised members of CEANA, to be like Joseph in the bible and be good representatives even in bad times.
“Do not forget your own people when things get better for you, just like Joseph didn’t repay his brothers with evil,” he said.
Capt. Tachie said it is always good to apply godly principles in our lives to please God. He said a lot of people may be disappointed in their communities for not providing them with some basic necessities, but they should rather use their current positions and status to bring the changes that need to be done.
President of CEANA, Dr. Peter Nat Abotchie said the core aim of the conference was to bring Ewes in North America together to pool resources together to help the development agenda of the region.
“We cannot always wait for the government to bring development projects the region, we have to act on behalf of our own people,” he said.
“I’m very happy we can now bring potable water to communities that haven’t had it for years,” Dr. Abotchie added.
Queen mother of the Ewe community in Chicago, Mamaga Adjaho Kuevi lauded CEANA for organizing a successful conference and urged other Ewes who not able to make it to the conference to also try and donate to make the projects successful.
CEANA and its activities
CEANA is a non-profit organization that provides advocacy and leadership towards the socioeconomic and cultural development of Eweland that is, Ghana, Togo and Benin.
CEANA aims at facilitating collaboration and networking among Ewes in North America (USA &Canada); assisting deprived communities through the facilitation of projects that target poverty alleviation, e.g. schools, health facilities, and potable water facilities; providing educational assistance to deserving students to enhance their opportunities for career and leadership development as well as promoting small-scale entrepreneurship in rural communities of Eweland.
The event was under the theme: Improving lives in the Eweland; 25 years and looking forward to do more.
Toronto hosted the 25th anniversary this year.