As part of activities marking the end of a successful year of hard work, the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission held its annual End of Year Thanksgiving Service at the British Council Hall on Friday, 21st December 2012 at 11am under the theme “Renewed Strength” Isaiah 40:28-31.
The thanksgiving service which was patronized by organized labour and the media took off to an electrifying start with praises and worship by the Tema Youth Choir.
The first bible reading was by Mr. Kofi Asamoah, Secretary –General of the Trades Union Congress), part of which read, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”
The second reading which was taken from Deuteronomy 28:1-6 mostly expressed praises to The Almighty. It was read by Mr. B.K. Osei of the Ghana National Association of Teachers.
And the third which was taken from Psalm 145:1-7, was read by Mrs. Eva Addo (Director for Salary Grading, Re-grading and Job Evaluation, FWSC)
The sermon was delivered by Rev. Sam Korankye-Ankrah of the Royal House Chapel. According to him, Christians should always remember to offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Lord, since it is through thanksgiving that we receive rewards from God.
He referred to a text from Luke 17:11 which talked about the 10 lepers who were healed by Jesus. He mentioned that even though the all the ten were healed; one was made whole because he returned to thank Jesus Christ for his healing.
Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah also advised Christians to cultivate the habit of reflection, worship as well as celebrating seasonal and periodic fulfillment.
The Chief Executive of FWSC, Mr. George Smith-Graham re-iterated that it was very important for FWSC to offer sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord at the end of the year, since God has seen the commission through another industrious year.
The FWSC Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Earl Ankrah thanked Organised Labour for their presence and admonished even greater working relations in the coming year.