The Atta-Mills Institute (AMI) has expressed excitement over what it has described as heart-warming and soul-saving decision by the Church, in Ghana, to “champion the inclusion of morality at all levels of our educational structure”.
AMI specifically mentioned the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) for its decision to henceforth actively and consciously champion the course of managing the affairs of the State according to the principles of the Kingdom of God.
In a statement signed by Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Koku Anyidoho, AMI said: “As a Public Policy Advocacy Think-Tank which is anchored to our ethos of, Mindset Transformation for Nation Building, AMI is of the firm belief that placing the God-factor at the core of our developmental agenda is key to moving Ghana from darkness into light.”
AMI referenced the decision by the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills to closely work with the church and how it shaped the nation and his better Ghana Agenda.
“Indeed, as close associates of President John Evans Atta-Mills, we witnessed how, working with the Church, his introduction of the National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving, strongly supported his glowing three and half years at the helm of affairs of the nation as far as his Better Ghana Agenda was concerned.”
AMI is therefore proposing that Morality be included in the STEM Flagship Programme.
“In this regard, it was recommended that the STEM Flagship Programme be expanded to include, Morality. Thus, it would now be, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Morality (STEMM).”
AMI further pledged its full support for the initiative saying “We therefore give the GPCC our full support especially because they have made it very categorical that it is not just about Christianity; but more to do with moral virtue and integrity.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Proverbs 29:2).
Ghana is the only country we have and it is our utmost desire to work in tandem with all persons and groups that genuinely seek to walk this dear nation of ours up the path of righteousness.”